Our Mission

Hal & Janina Shoemaker, GLT co-founders
Gretna Little Theatre’s mission is to provide multicultural opportunities and entertainment, offer projects for all segments of the community including theatrical events, a small instrumental combo, visual arts, dance, and education, enhanced by collaboration with other cultural institutions.

Because Gretna Little Theatre’s singular focus is on theatre and related arts, it is the premier source for theatre arts presentation and education in the area. Marketing will therefore focus on demonstrating the benefits of participating in Gretna Little Theatre-sponsored programs as an artist, performer, visitor, audience member, or any of the many opportunities available to the public.



We have been awarded production grants  from The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region (2012, 2013, 2016), Make-it-Happen (2011), and the Womack Foundation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).