An insert in the program for Kernersville Little Theatre’s (KLT) first show read, “The concept of KLT was discussed for several years by different factions within the community. A grant from the Urban Arts Council of Winston-Salem made the dream a possibility.” And with that, community theatre in Kernersville, North Carolina was born.
With careful planning and unwavering dedication from a key group of individuals, KLT produced its first show, You Can’t Take It With You, in July 1977. Since then, hundreds of shows have been produced. Currently, we present four different shows in each September-June season.
The mission of Kernersville Little Theatre is to provide an avenue for development in all aspects of theatrical arts for all within the community and to provide entertainment for the community by offering a series of well-staged performances of live theater.
And while KLT does not have a permanent home for our productions, that has never stopped us from making sure the show goes on. We’ll be sure to let you know where you can find us throughout Kernersville.
As a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, KLT has been fortunate over so many years to have the support from those within the Kernersville community and around the Triad. We continue to have volunteers who have been with us from the very beginning, creating a strong sense of family. We are always welcoming new volunteers to our family and anxious to have you “Come Play With Us”.
At Kernersville Little Theatre, community is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to support activities and events in which we can play a part. You may find us participating in events such as Music at Twilight, Downtown Halloween and the annual Christmas parade. We strive to give back to the community with our Memorial Scholarship and supporting the Kernersville Christmas Stocking for needy families.