About Us


By embracing the spirit of Broadway, as the premiere theatre in northern Arizona, to entertain audiences by offering high quality live musical, comedic, and dramatic theatrical productions; as well as providing theatrical youth educational programs; accomplished by engaging a professional base of artistic, business and educational talent reflecting the diversity of northern Arizona.

Our Story

In 1972, a group of Flagstaff citizens met in the basement of the Weatherford Hotel to form a non-profit community theater. After more than a decade performing in a variety of venues throughout Flagstaff, Theatrikos finally found its permanent home in 1989.

Originally named The Flagstaff Playhouse, the Doris Harper-White Playhouse was renamed in 2002 in honor of Doris Harper-White, one of the group’s founding members. The 1920s-era building was originally the Elks Lodge and later the Flagstaff library. Our intimate theater seats 120 and patrons are never more than five rows away from the action.

Nearly five decades later, we now produce six MainStage productions for thousands of patrons annually, and we offer educational programming to adults and youth.

Our Culture Statement

In 2016, we sought feedback from our employees, volunteers, patrons, donors, and friends to help formally define the theater’s organizational culture. Through a series of surveys, conversations and interactive displays, we collected hundreds of sentiments about how we collectively define the values of Theatrikos Theatre.

The honest and creative feedback we received about what the theater is and should be resulted in a powerful statement that we believe reflects and drives our values, norms, beliefs and habits. The resulting word cloud highlights the most prevalent themes we encountered during our discovery, including “community,” “talent,” “fun,” “quality” and “home.”

Thanks to all who helped in this exercise, our organizational culture is a wonderful reflection of our shared vision:

Theatrikos strives to be a leading arts organization in northern Arizona, offering high-quality live theatrical productions and educational opportunities and using a diverse base of writing and production talent who represent and reflect the community at large. We take pride in fostering a culture where…

All are welcome.
“Community” is the very heart of Theatrikos, and we are committed to inclusivity, diversity, and civility. We develop and draw from our local talent and have a place for all who want to be involved in community theater.

Quality matters.
We have a passion for creative collaboration, artistic growth and exploration, and working hard toward the common goal of producing the highest quality live theatrical productions that entertain and engage audiences. We are committed to providing opportunities for youth and adults to develop talents in all aspects of theater arts.

We care.
Through our words and actions, we consistently demonstrate how we value, celebrate, encourage, and support our employees, volunteers, patrons, donors, and friends.

We have fun!
We believe in enjoying the work we do and the people we work with, and we celebrate the difference we make in our community.