Virginia Samford Theatre – Alabama

March 16, 2014 |

Business Name:  Virginia Samford Theater (VST)


Telephone:  205.251.1228


Virginia Samford Theatre

1116 26th Street South

Birmingham, AL 35205

Administrative Offices: 205.251.1228

Additional Information:

The VST strives to deliver the best in arts education to the greater Birmingham area and the state of Alabama.  School has seen first hand how arts education can improve one’s quality of life and foster a life-long love of creativity and learning.

At the VST they offer classes, workshops and summer camps to meet this end. If interested in getting involved, check back on their website or join their Mailing List to get updates on their educational offerings.

VST STARS – Students Take A Role at the Samford

The historic Virginia Samford Theatre and Metropolitan Arts Center are proud to continue their successful educational program designed to encourage and train young performers in acting, dance, voice and technical skills. Students will be given the opportunity to experience the thrill of developing their skills in all areas of live theatre with some of the finest arts educators in the Southeast.

The STARS arts education program enables young people from diverse backgrounds to create a lifelong memory of working in an arts environment and moves them to a greater state of awareness of the value of the arts. Through active participation in the creation of live theatre, students are given a heightened perspective on the positive relationships between the arts and life experiences.

Led by award-winning educator and Alabama Teacher of the Year, Director Roy Hudson, the STARS arts education program fosters and showcases the talents of Birmingham’s best young performers.

A Little History (Please go to their website for more details!):

Welcome to the historic Virginia Samford Theatre, your destination for great plays and musicals in Birmingham, AL!  At the VST they strive to bring the best live performances to stage while supporting talent. Their 2013 – 2014 season is one that is guaranteed to satisfy. From To Kill A Mockingbird, Jesus Christ Superstar, BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story, I Hate Hamlet & ANNIE, there is truly something for everyone! So join us at the best little theatre in the South and indulge your senses! See you at Birmingham’s Theatre Treasure!History

Formerly known as The Little Theatre, The Clark Memorial Theatre and Town & Gown Theatre, this Romanesque playhouse is the origin of Birmingham’s theatrical legacy. Since 1927, the theatre on South Twenty-Sixth Street at Caldwell Park has had an interesting life.

The Virginia Samford Theatre now serves as a beacon for local talent and performers are drawn to showcase their creativity. Local non-profit or community groups hold meetings in the facility, and citizens and corporations find this venue an intimate gathering place for weddings, receptions and private functions. MAC is headquartered in the Arts Center, which currently houses small arts groups in the “Arts Incubator”. With this broad spectrum of uses available to everyone in the community, the Metropolitan Arts Center and the Virginia Samford Theatre play a major cultural role in Birmingham’s future.

 For inquiries contact The Virginia Samford Theatre at 205.251.1228 or email Cathy Rye Gilmore at

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Category: Child Acting - Alabama

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