Welcome to CATS Playhouse
A Theater for All to Enjoy
CATS began in 1994 as a touring children's theater troupe performing original children's shows. In 1998 they found a home on historic 34th street in Lubbock where they became a nonprofit and flourished under the care of president and founder Tim McIntire. In 2011 CATS moved down the street on 34th to their current home. The theater continues to thrive by encouraging community participation by actors of all experience levels and ages.
Making Performance Art Accessible
Children and Adults Theatrical Studio (CATS) Playhouse provides accessible entertainment and education while encouraging community involvement and fostering a safe, inclusive environment.
Our Partners and Friends
The valuable donations of Woodmen Life make it possible for us to stage our innovative and unique performances. We really can’t thank Targo enough! Get involved to make a difference in the Lubbock performing arts scene.
Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts
Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts supports the ongoing artistic and cultural efforts of organizations, both large and small, as well as new and unique arts initiatives in Lubbock and Hale counties. The grant from Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts supports our children's theater program and our ongoing workshops to help develop actors and technicians in theater.
Tim and Diane McIntire
The McIntire's helped create and guide CATS Playhouse for many years, and have donated our current building to keep theater alive. CATS Playhouse would not look the same if it weren't for the support of McIntire's.