Madison's Oldest Community Theatre
Founded in 1946, the Madison Theatre Guild (MTG) is Madison's oldest community theater group, having produced nearly 400 shows for all ages in its illustrious history.
One of the original participating theatre companies in the Bartell Community Foundation, MTG performs on both stages of the Bartell Theatre at 113 E. Mifflin Street, just off the square, in Madison, and has offices, rehearsal spaces, set shop, prop and furniture storage spaces and the Madison Theatre Guild Costume Shop all housed in a 1939 Firehouse at 2410 Monroe Street.
With the best collection of rentable theatrical costumes and properties in Madison, and an always-aggressive season of productions and opportunities for volunteers of all ages and skills, MTG remains, after 60 years, the premiere Community Theatre in Madison.
The Madison Theatre Guild is the oldest active community theatre organization in Madison. Community theatre draws on the resources of the community, usually on a volunteer basis, for the casts and crews for shows, and for the administrative infrastructure needed to keep the organization going.
Community theatre is amateur theatre in the best sense. MTG prides itself on being an organization in which people of all ages and of all experience levels can receive additional training in theatre arts through experience that resembles apprenticeships or mentorships, as in the medieval guilds.
- To provide accessible, moderately priced theatrical entertainment of the highest quality
- To provide opportunities for all who are interested to participate in all areas of theatre production
- To offer to the community diverse, stimulating, educational and challenging productions
- To provide training and mentorship in the theatrical arts in an inclusive, welcoming and responsible environment