The Pollard Theatre
Pollard Theatre Company is a professional resident theatre recognized by patrons, critics and artists as one of the leading theatrical producers in central Oklahoma. The Pollard typically presents six major shows in a year-round season that demonstrates versatility and excellence in artistic standards, while respectfully challenging artist, audience and community alike.
The Pollard enjoys a legacy of presenting some of the highest calibre talent in the region: performers who are also featured on the numerous stages in the Oklahoma City area, as well as faculty and emerging artists from local universities. Initially formed as a resident theatre company, our sense of ‘company’ now extends to the pool of local talent. Under the artistic leadership of W. Jerome Stevenson, the Pollard Theatre Company has established itself as an artistic haven for many of the state’s most gifted theatre performers. Many of these are favorite artists who consistently return to the Pollard due to its professional standards, production quality and production philosophy, and have come to consider the Pollard their creative home. While Broadway and the larger production houses trend toward spectacle and grand production values, the Pollard’s artistic focus is on the narrative. We believe that what audience members want is to get invested in the characters and the story, to have that moment of “I know that situation, I know those people, I know that conflict.” If we make the narrative sing, the audience will take away a better understanding of themselves, of their neighbors, of their own lives and of the “shared human experience.” We believe that in addition to it’s ability to attract the highest calibre artists, the Pollard production philosophy, quality and diversity has helped it develop larger and ever more sophisticated audience.
Pollard Theatre’s mission is to produce professional theatre that engages and inspires Oklahoma’s audiences; and contributes to the quality of life and economy of our community and state.