We have worked to create both a place where artists and theater-makers can grow their skills and a space for audiences to gather.
We built our new home, The Gordy, to allow Stages to continue to create community through storytelling that answers the question:
“What does it mean to be human?”
Our work centers on the sense of intimacy that our audiences and artists feel in connection to Stages and gives you a safe space where you can be open, unguarded and embrace the human experience. Yes, we might have a new building and a new look, but rest assured we are the same Stages.
As you pass the Brown Foundation lawn and the Radoff Family Patio and enter The Gordy, you’ll be greeted by a member of our Patron Services team. Look to your left and make your way to The Gordy Bar where you can enjoy refreshments before the show!
The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Lobby was designed to provide a relaxing space to connect with fellow theater lovers before and after the performance. Grab a beverage, take a seat, and take a moment to flip through the playbill before you head to your seat.
The Edmundson Gallery
One of our most versatile spaces, The Edmundson Gallery serves as a relaxing gathering place adjacent to the main lobby area. With an optional retractable partition, the gallery can quickly transform into an intimate space perfect for private events, or be left open to accommodate pre- and post-show mingling.
The Lancaster Lounge is a home away from home for our Impresario level donors. Enjoy complimentary wines on tap, a fridge stocked with refreshments, and intimate seating.
Our largest space, the Sterling Stage brings you into the heart of the action with its thrust stage configuration that extends right into the audience.
Our most intimate space offers unlimited seating configurations that shifts to accommodate some of our longest-running plays.
Stages sits on the unceded traditional land of the Atakapa-Ishak, Caddo, Coahuiltecan, Karankawa, and Tonkawa peoples. The name “Texas” comes from the Caddo word táysha which means “friend”. We honor, with gratitude, the Alabama-Coushatta, Aranama, Aztec, Athabaskan, Comanche, Jumano, Kickapoo, Kiowa, Maya, and all Indigenous peoples who have inhabited this place for generations. They continue to remain in relationship with the land and resources through ceremony, culture, and stewardship.
At the heart of everything we've built are our core values: Courage, Generosity, Inclusion, Intimacy, Tenacity.