CenterStage North Theatre (CSN) has been providing live theatre for more than 40-years to the citizens of Cobb County and surrounding areas.
CSN is an all-volunteer organization — open to all ages. Anyone who is interested in any aspect of theatre — producing, directing, acting, set construction and design, lighting, sound, or creating costumes — is welcome to join us.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for participation in the theatre arts for all ages and all levels of ability and interest; provide a social organization for those people who share a common interest in all aspects of community theatre; and provide quality, affordable theatre productions to our patrons.
A group of enthusiastic people noted a lack of non-professional performing opportunities in the Cobb County area and decided to remedy that immediately. With the help of the Smyrna Parks and Recreation Dept., they formed the “Smyrna Community Theatre” and performed at Griffin Middle School.
After just a few shows, the new theatre company outgrew its temporary home and moved to the Cobb Civic Center Theatre, where they stayed for several years! During that time, the name was changed to CenterStage Smyrna.
CenterStage North was officially adopted as the new name for the troupe as board at the time did not want to be limited to a specific city. In 1984, the IRS granted CenterStage North official non-profit status. To celebrate, CSN started giving back to the community by performing in nursing and retirement homes in addition to the regular season.
We were invited by a local playwright to produce his work at a small performance space, The Steeple House Arts Center. That space eventually grew into The Art Place – Mt View. CSN decided to stay and start developing a real season, with shows planned in advance and a season subscription package.
CenterStage North is proud to be one of the Resident Theatre companies at The Art Place – Mt View. With a 5-show season starting in 2020 and a growing subscriber base, we are looking forward to a long future of producing theatre in Cobb County.