Enlightened Theatrics

Elevating the Salem Experience!



Founded in February 2013

Enlightened Theatrics strives to maintain an open rapport amongst artists, patrons and staff, honor and promote our mission and vision, and consistently reflect on our past experiences to enhance future endeavors while maintaining a safe, creative and collaborative environment for our organization and the community at large. In the hands of a dedicated team, consisting of production and entertainment experts, Enlightened Theatrics has evolved and forged a singular identity for utilizing the performing arts, events and community engagements as vehicles for cultural and economic development, while serving as a resource for education, professional growth, production and outreach.

Our Mission


As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our mission is to enrich the cultural and economic development of Salem, Oregon by offering professional stage experiences, providing access to performing arts education for all, and revitalizing the Historic Grand Theatre.

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Our Vision


  • Educate

    We educate by creating training, outreach and a variety of performing arts education programs including classes in acting, dance, technical theatre, voice and musical theatre performance, as well as master classes and workshops with industry professionals.

  • Employ

    We employ by offering professional job opportunities for qualified individuals interested in and/or actively pursuing a career in performing arts or education.

  • Engage

    We engage by partnering and collaborating with businesses, schools, charitable organizations, city officials, media and more in order to enhance the impact and accessibility of the arts in our community.

  • Produce

    We produce an annual season of 4-5 professional theatrical productions, ranging from musicals to comedies and drama.


Our Values


  • HONESTY

  • COMMUNICATION

  • COOPERATION

  • COMMITMENT

  • REFLECTION

  • INCLUSIVITY