In May of 1972, a group of Flagstaff citizens met in the basement of the Weatherford Hotel to form a non-profit community theatre committed to producing high quality productions using diverse talents of the Flagstaff community.
Forty years later, Theatrikos has grown to a progressive theatrical venue which presents six main stage productions to thousands of patrons annually. Theatrikos also offers quality education through workshop opportunities in acting technique, movement, set & lighting design, voice and audition technique.
After roaming homeless for sixteen years, Theatrikos finally found its permanent home in 1989. Originally named The Flagstaff Playhouse, the Doris-Harper White Community Playhouse was renamed in 2002 in honor of Doris Harper-White, one of the group’s founding members. The building, erected in 1923, was originally the Elks Lodge and later the Flagstaff library. The hall is now an intimate black box theatre with seating for 120. Theatrikos patrons are never more than five rows away from the stage area creating an intimate experience for performers and audience members alike.
A common misconception of Theatrikos Theatre Company is that we survive solely on ticket sales. In fact, 60% of the theatre’s budget is generated from grants and the support of donors and underwriters to produce plays, workshops and maintenance. Because of this, patrons receive twice the value in entertainment for every dollar spent to attend a performance at Theatrikos.