WaterTower Theatre, located in the Addison Theatre Centre, had 136 subscribers when it started in 1996. More than a decade later, that number has swelled to more than 2,000, and the theater’s budget reaches into the seven-figure range. Although the playing space is small, WTT is backed by the finances of a much bigger company, which the theater uses to its advantage.
Aside from works by well-known playwrights such as as Neil Simon, Mark Twain, and Stuart Ross, the theater puts on original plays, and it has produced a number of regional and world premieres since its inception. WTT also hosts the annual Out of the Loop Festival, a 10-day event that enables art groups on the fringe of mainstream theater, dance, and music to present to the public.