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Theatre Information

trustus sign Trustus Theatre is Columbia SC’s award winning professional non-profit theatre celebrating its 30th season in 2015. Located in the historic Congaree Vista, Trustus presents the newest though provoking entertainment in a comfortable and unique setting. The facility consists of two theatres, the 134-seat Thigpen Mainstage Theatre and the 50-seat intimate Richard and Debbie Cohn Side Door Theatre. The theatre hosts a bar/concession area serving wine, beer and soft drinks along with free popcorn for all patrons.

Trustus also provides a wide array of theatre education and professional development programs.

Trustus Theatre Board of Directors

  • Thomas Black
  • Kevin Bush
  • Earl Ellis
  • Mardie Faucette
  • Tim Goldman
  • Mary Greene
  • Marjorie Huntington
  • Rita Lebish
  • Travis Johnson
  • Lucy Grey McIver
  • Len Marini
  • Michel Moore
  • Lynn Stokes-Murray
  • Jason Puhlasky
  • Stewart Rawson
  • Jason Richardson
  • Richard K. Rowe
  • Harrison Saunders
  • Susan Levi-Wallach
  • Dr. Lemuel Watson
  • Brenda Wheeler

Honorary Board of Directors

  • Jackie Breland
  • Matt Chisling
  • Sheila Clause
  • Dr. Thorne Compton
  • Patricia Pastides
  • Dr. Fred Roper
  • Holly Scofield
  • Jim Thigpen
  • Kay Thigpen
  • Sam Wilkins

Staff Contacts

Donate Now

As a non-profit theatre, Trustus relies on the generosity of our patrons to help fund our productions and programs. Ticket sales account for only 50% of our operating expenses. The remainder of our funding comes from the City of Columbia, SC Arts Commission, Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, corporations and foundations, as well as individual donations. Please consider supporting the theatre by becoming a Trustus Theatre donor. All donations are tax deductible. To make a donation, please call the theatre at 803-254-9732.

  • Legend – $5,000 and up
  • Angel – $1,000 – 4,999
  • Producer – $500-999
  • Benefactor – $350-499
  • Associate – $200-349
  • Supporter – $100-199
  • Friend – $25 to $99

Sponsorship Opportunities

Trustus Theatre offers many exciting sponsorship opportunities throughout the season. To talk specifically about how your business can connect with us, please contact Larry Hembree, Managing Director.