We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

PlayMakers Repertory Company

Center for Dramatic Art - UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3235
919 962 7529
Website
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Chapel Hill
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Sep 29, 2014
Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    13
    5
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This theater offers truly wonderful performances that are priced just right. The caliber of the productions are professional, outstanding and diverse. The theater is located scenically on UNC Campus. The theaters are of a more intimate size and several theater styles. Great / close viewing no matter where you are seated.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have had season tickets to Playmakers for over 10 years. Most of the plays have been at least very good but when they fail they fail big time. The sound system is very good with assisted hearing devices available for individuals who have a hard time hearing. The seats are comfortable for 90 minutes or so. If the plays... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

As a subscriber, I visit through the season. Productions are beautifully done, with great direction, sometimes outstanding acting. Naturally, some shows are more to one's liking than others, but performances are usually incredibly professional - acting, sets, and costumes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

PlayMakers selects plays that are not your typical "safe" entertainment. During our first year here we subscribed to a full season of PlayMakers. We thoroughly enjoyed some, were shocked by some, and even wished we were at home with others. This is not a knock on them but will hopefully give the reviewer an understanding of the broad reach of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We saw the show Caberet. Wonderful show. The theater is setup so you can see well from any seat in the house. The actors are all top notch performers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chapel Hill, NC
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We have had season tickets to Playmakers fot a number of years. There are no bad seats in the theater and most productions are handled very well. We recently saw Cabaret and had seen it years ago in NYC with Joel Grey. I will not say the Playmakers production was better but I am compelled to say that the ending... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Playmakers has seen some bad seasons but is getting better with new management. It's a repertory theater, so it has a company of regular actors but brings in, on occasion, outside talent. Sometimes the regulars are too-recognizable in the roles they play, but they often work well as an ensemble. Set design is often stellar, sometimes the best thing about... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I have been season ticket holders for over 25 years. The theater is small and intimate with the stage projecting out into the theater. This allows viewing from 3 sides. There truly is no bad seat in the house. The cast is always very professional as well as the stage settings. It has been reviewed very favorably... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chapel Hill
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Professional theater company on a college campus. Five performances a year plus several more in the "Lab theater". Venue is a theater in the round - all seats are good. Ample parking

Was this review helpful? Yes
north carolina
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Have seen many plays over the past ten years. I love the round theatre can hear from all seats. A few yrs ago the selection of plays was too heavy on traumatic painful plays but they've nowachieved a better balance of light and dark, comedies & tragedies, classics & contemporary. The selection of pricing options is wonderful sometimes the web... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed PlayMakers Repertory Company also viewed

 

Been to PlayMakers Repertory Company? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing