New Carousel Theatre

The Jenny Boyd Carousel TheatreFrom Award Winning productions to commissioning World Premieres, the Carousel continues to impact our community. Respecting the past, recognizing the present, and revealing the future…this is what we hope for the future of the Carousel Theatre.

• Enhanced audience experience   •  Flexible seating and staging
•  Lobby for pre and post show gatherings  •  Restroom facilities in the theatre
•  Cutting edge technology

“New Carousel Theatre to Carry Jenny Boyd’s Name after Transformational Gift” Read More

Join the legacy of the Carousel by helping us support the future of the new Jenny Boyd Carousel Theatre today!



  • The Carousel Theatre is the only theatre in the round in the Southeast

  • It is unique in that it also has a circular stage
  • Nearly 17,000 people attended the 1953 summer series
  • Architect Frederick Roth donated his time and efforts as a “labor of love”
  • Inspired by a tent and sawdust stage, the original outdoor theatre had seats for 300
  • Structure enclosed by the end of 1952
  • By 1965 the theatre’s doors were open year round



  • John Cullum – 2-time Tony Award Winner
  • Carol Mayo JenkinsFame TV Series
  • David KeithAn Officer and A Gentleman (Golden Globe Nominee)
  • Dale Dickey Hell or High WaterWinter’s Bone
  • Conrad Ricamora How to Get Away With Murder, The King and I (2015 Broadway Production)
  • Tramell Tillman The Godfather of HarlemDietland
Photos L to R: John Cullum and Carol Mayo Jenkins in “The Dresser”, 2004; David Keith in “The Rain Maker”, 2001; Dale Dickey in “A Streetcar Named Desire”, 2009; Conrad Ricamora in “Kiss Me, Kate”, 2012; Tramell Tillman in “The Whipping Man”, 2014; photos by Eric Smith, Kenton Yeager and Brynn Yeager


Campaign Committee Members:

  • Liz Stowers
  • Margie Nichols
  • Jan Simek
  • Lyle Irish
  • Christian Corts
  • Cal MacLean
  • Tom Cervone