Since we first opened our doors in 1960, Playhouse South has been known by many names, and have produced our highly acclaimed productions in a variety of locations.
Kettering Community Theatre was founded by Jocelyn Feeman and its first home was in the basement of the Bar Jan Bowling Lanes on Kettering Boulevard. The first production was "Picnic," directed by Ken Hardin. Five shows were presented in the bowling alley before the group relocated to a small building at the corner of Devon Avenue and Wilmington Pike in 1962
In 1987, we found a home in the Washington Township Hall on Main Street. With this move, our group's name was changed to Playhouse South, which more closely reflected our goal of bringing quality live theatre performances to Dayton's south suburbs. Many seasons follwed at that location before the move in the summer of 1997 to Miamisburg at the Historic Baum Opera House.