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Theatre is about community. In fact, theatre at UT began as a grassroots effort by the campus community. By the 50’s, the local community was so engaged that organizations like the Junior League joined the chorus to push for the construction of a permanent theatre—the Carousel. By the late 60’s, more voices had joined the chorus and in 1970, the Clarence Brown and Lab Theatres opened.

Throughout our history, community has been our driving force and we continue to expand our engagement with the community every year. In this section you will find information on our outreach programs, about events produced by community organizations at the Clarence Brown, our alumni, or ways to get more involved and become an even bigger part of the Clarence Brown family.