Help kick off PlayMakers’ 2019/20 Season!

This August, we’re throwing our doors wide open to welcome subscribers, friends, and strangers into the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art! Be the first to celebrate our #LegacyNOW season with food, fun, and entertainment!

Saturday, August 17 • 11:00am-3:00pm

Food Trucks • Exclusive backstage & insider tours •
Meet the actors • Interactive activities • Live music


Schedule of Events

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PlayMakers Open House Itinerary 2019


Special Info for 2019/20 Subscribers

Backstage Tours

10:30am & 12:45pm
Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers Producing Artistic Director
CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR A PRIVATE RSVP LINK.

For Michael Rolleri’s Magical Mystery Tour, space is limited to the first 80 subscribers to RSVP. If you RSVP’d in advance, meet in the lobby by the Paul Green Theatre at your designated time. The tour will begin in the Paul Green Theatre where Production Manager Michael Rolleri and Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch will greet you and begin your extensive tour of the building. This tour will take a full hour and encompasses a distance of over 1/2 a mile with at least 6 flights of stairs to traverse. In most places, patrons with difficulty using stairs can opt for an elevator, but please be aware that due to the design of the building, two stops on the tour cannot be adapted for wheelchair access. The General Tour hits fewer places, all of which are accessible by those with limited mobility or who make use of a wheelchair.

Meal Voucher

If you have already subscribed to the new season, visit the check-in table outside the Elizabeth Kenan Price Theatre when you arrive in order to receive your voucher good for one meal at either of our food truck partners: Chirba Chirba or American Meltdown.

Limit one voucher per subscription seat. Redeemable August 17, from 11am–3pm only. Redeemable only at the food truck(s) specified for the meal(s) specified by each food truck. No substitutes, no cashback, not refundable for cash.

Subscriber Parking

UNC has allotted PlayMakers 50 spaces on levels 3–5 of the Cobb Parking Deck behind the building. For the convenience of our valued patrons, PlayMakers has designated these spaces for subscribers only.

General Backstage Tour

12:45pm, 1:45pm, and 2:30pm
PlayMakers Staff

Each tour is capped at 30 persons on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet your tour guide in the lobby by the Paul Green Theatre at the designated time. This tour will begin in the Paul Green Theatre and take you backstage through the Blue Stairs into the Kenan Theatre, into the props shop, through PlayMakers’ administrative offices upstairs, into the rehearsal hall, costume shop, past the dressing rooms, through the green room, and out through the scene shop. Please let your tour guide know if you need special consideration for mobility.
Regular Track
30 minutes
Distance covered: approx. 0.32mi or 650 steps
Up and down approximately 6.5 flights of stairs

Mobility Track
30 minutes
Distance covered: approx. 0.42mi or 850 steps
No stairs

Parking Options

Please note that this event occurs during move-in weekend—a very busy time on campus—and the University has graciously allotted us the minimal parking you see below. As you make your plans to attend, remember that Chapel Hill Transit is free, with the U, NU, FG, and V stopping nearby. Click here for bus schedules.

Cobb Parking Deck: 50 spaces reserved for PlayMakers Season Subscribers on levels 4–5. Levels 1–3 are reserved for student move-in. This is the closest parking deck, located behind the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art with access from either Raleigh Street or Country Club Road.

School of Government Parking Deck: 100 spaces reserved in a surface lot with underground deck close to PlayMakers, just across the street from the neighboring cemetery. Access from South Road.

Handicapped Parking: There are 2 spaces reserved on the first floor of the Cobb Deck and 5 spaces along Paul Green Drive.