What is the Alamance Repertory Theatre Company

ARTC … bringing live theatre to the Downtown Arts District in Winston-Salem, NC


The Alamance Repertory Theatre Company was created in 2017 by Walter Boyd and Gill Thornton.  Originally, it was a learning opportunity for Gill to learn how to direct, produce, write, and perform in quality theatre productions for her home school education.  ARTC did that and much more.  In the past 2 years plus, we have grown into a respected theatre company that strives to bring current plays to our audiences. We dare to touch on social issues that other companies shy from. We are a theatre company for the young at heart, run by the young…and not so young.

Alamance, loosely, means “all mankind.”  The goal of ARTC is to bring theatre to all people in multiple areas. We perform in Alamance, Guilford, and Forsyth counties. We are looking forward to branching out to other locations in the near future. As long as we can get there, we are willing to take theatre to those that want it. 




Willingham Story Slam

Sunday, May 19 from 4-6 pm for a “School Days” Story Slam.

Volunteers from the community will perform a live, 5-minute recollection and reflection from their own experience, a true story based on the theme “School Days.”  

Audience members will volunteer to form judging teams to choose the most compelling story told at the event.

Tickets are $5 online or $7 at the door. Although admission is not age restricted, please consider that slam events are open mic. We do not control or know the story content in advance. Some stories may be explicit and meant for an audience aged 16 years and older. 

A free storytelling performance workshop will be held on April 20 from noon until 2 pm at the Creative Community Lab in the railroad building at 300 S. Liberty St, Suite 150, next to Willow’s Bistro.  

The workshop will be led by Joe Mills, with help from Laura Hart McKinney, professors at UNCSA.

Click here for tickets. 

Are you an artist?

Add your art to the theatre.  If you are interested in leaving a little piece of yourself on the hallway walls of the theatre, contact Marsha at 336-408-9739. We can work out a time for you to come add your name, tag, favorite doodle, etc to the wall. All designs must be submitted prior to painting for approval. No gang signs or inappropriate language/drawings permitted.



Disney’s FROZEN, Jr  @ ARTC Theatre’s Summer Camp this July!

ARTC Theatre is looking for a few good children to participate in a summer drama camp in the Winston-Salem Downtown Arts District.  The camp will last for 2 weeks and will end with 2 performances of Disney’s Frozen, Jr.   Camp dates will be July 8-20, with classes Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4 pm.  Parents will have to provide reliable transportation, lunch and snack.  Cost of the camp will be $300 per camper. 

At the end of the camp, participants will stage FROZEN, Jr. on Friday, July 19 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 20 at 3:00 pm.  Children will participate in drama/dance classes and voice classes each day, as well as have a 30 minute lunch break and a 30 minute structured recess. Each participant will be given a camp t-shirt at the end of the session.  Ages for camp are 6-14 years old.  A minimum of 12 students must enroll for this camp to be held. Maximum number of participants is 30. A $25 non-refundable deposit holds your child’s place. Sibling discount of 10%. Refer a friend that signs up, and your deposit will be applied to your camp tuition

Call 336-408-9739 for more information, or email us at emailart.c@gmail.com. 

Do you have a middle schooler (ages 12-15) who is interested in the technical and/or set design side of the theatre?  We will also have a camp for those kids from July 8-20. They will work on set and technical design for the Frozen Jr. show.  Same dates, same price. Limited to 10 students, minimum of 5 to make the camp. 








May 24, 25, 31, June 1 at 7:30 pm  May 26 and June 2 at 3 pm


Director: Gill Thornton
Music Director: James Stryska

In this revamped interpretation of the Stephen King novel, Carrie: The Musical follows a young woman with telekinetic powers. Carrie is tormented at school, and remains lost at home, with a fervently religious mother while love traps her in its maw. When PE teacher Miss Gardener, kind classmate Sue Snell, and boyfriend Tommy Ross reach out to try and help Carrie, it seems that for once, Carrie might have a shot at being accepted. But Chris Hargensen, the class’s most vicious bully, has other ideas. Pushed to the brink, Carrie’s powers threaten to overwhelm her, and devour everyone around her in flame.


Carrie: the musical tickets here



The Collective

A play by RJR eynolds High School Students

April 26 & 27 at 7:30 pm

Tickets available at the door.

Join us for this timely event. Students share the messages of others who have been abused or molested.  Not for young children because of the nature of the content.