About Stage West Playhouse

Mission Statement

The Stage West Community Playhouse is a non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting the theatre arts in the tri-county area and beyond.



This corporation is organized for educational, cultural, and other non-profit purposes pursuant to section 501 (c)(3) Internal Revenue Code.

Stage West strives to provide an open avenue for individual creative expression through participation in all aspects of producing high-quality amateur theatrical productions.

Additionally, Stage West is committed to increasing community interest in the performing arts, providing educational and recreational opportunities and in creating an organizational environment which encourages the participation of community members from all age groups and interest levels



Stage West is a amateur theater company operating as Hernando County Florida’s oldest community theater. For 40 years Stage West has provided the residents of Hernando, Pasco, and Citrus counties quality theatrical entertainment and an affordable price.

Our Main Stage production portfolio over the years is an impressive display of some of the best known and most beloved shows of all time. From The King and I, Camelot, and 1776, to A Few Good Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Odd Couple, Stage West has proven to be a staple in the Tampa Bay area.

In addition to our Main Stage we also offer our Forum stage, an intimate 150 seat theater where we bring the very best theater has to offer. Sometimes avant garde like A Company of Wayward Saints, sometimes controversial like Doubt, or beloved classics such as To Kill a Mockingbird or On Golden Pond,  but always an unforgettable experience.

Finally, Stage West is committed to the education and advancement of the arts to the next generation. Each year a series of scholarships are awarded to deserving high school seniors as they pursue their collegiate education. In addition, there are annual children’s productions, as well as workshops.