Pensacola Little Theatre is the oldest continually-producing community theatre in the Southeastern United States. PLT formed in the mid-1930s, as part of the WPA project to revitalize the country following the depression. From a handful of shows in 1936, the theatre has continued to expand its offerings and now puts on nearly two-dozen stage shows every year, ranging from Broadway musicals to classic dramas to original plays by local authors. Aside from the small management and office staff, everyone who works at PLT is a volunteer. None of the actors and crew members get paid for the weeks of work they put in to bring a show to the stage.
In addition to producing stage shows, Pensacola Little Theatre offers a variety of theatre and acting classes for ages 5 through adult. Training and mentoring is available for technical volunteers. PLT also works with local agencies to provide low-cost or free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend a show.