We are always finding new ways to enrich the theatre-going experience and offer added insight into our productions. Lectures, talk-backs, and classes are offered throughout the season in conjunction with our performance schedule. Click CALENDAR above to see what’s coming up, or click the button below to read the latest news from our education and outreach programming.
A revolutionary actor remembered
Ira Aldridge • Covent Garden • 1833
The history of black actors claiming the role of Othello as their birthright begins with Ira Aldridge in 1833. This brief video from The National Theatre offers insights into the inspiring and timely history of this iconic role.
Calendar of events
Explore everything freeFall has to offer from productions, to classes, to film screenings, to enrichment events and lectures. If it's happening at freeFall you will find it here. For descriptions of all of our mainstage productions in one place, explore our season brochure.
freeFall Gift Certificates
A beautiful customized gift in seconds
Our new gift certificates give you the opportunity to select from a number of attractive designs, add a customized message, and send immediately via email to the recipient. Or if you prefer, set the certificate to come to your email for printing and in-person gift giving. Either way, the gift of live theatre is a thoughtful, unique, and easy to give gift for any occasion.
Frequently Asked Questions
Every year hundreds of dedicated volunteers provide operational support for freeFall. Neighborhood Ambassadors post thousands of posters and handbills. Ushers seat thousands of patrons. Technical volunteers help strike the set after each run. Without their support, the work of our professional artists and artisans would not be possible. If you are interested in becoming a freeFall volunteer, please fill out our online form by clicking below, and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch.
freeFall hires professional actors from all around the U.S. We operate under an SPT-6 collective bargaining agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. We hire both union and non-union professional actors. freeFall practices inclusive casting, often casting roles against gender, race, and type expectations. All talented professionals are encouraged to submit. If you would like to audition for freeFall Theatre, please attend one of our annual open calls. We also regularly attend unified auditions including UPTA, FPTA, and TTB. Click below to see upcoming auditions or to create an actor profile in our casting database.
Costume & Prop Rentals
freeFall has an extensive stock of costumes and props, including furniture. We make our stock available to other organizations for rental. From other small professional theatres to schools and community groups, our affordable rental fees will round out your design. We have many specialty items from popular shows as well, including masks for Mr. Burns, a giant lit sign for Cabaret, and others. We are in the process of making our entire stock searchable online. In the meantime, please click below to send us a message, and we would be happy to help.
The mission of freeFall Theatre is to pursue art’s greater purposes and the transformative power of theatre – as a builder of community, a source of upliftment, and a builder of cultural legacy.
We will present a varied range of classical and new works that are bold, daring, and diverse. Our work will strive to be accessible, and we will present it in ways that invite, entertain, and challenge our audience.
We are committed to improving the lives of the citizens of Tampa Bay through our efforts to provide broad access to theatre that represents a high level of artistic achievement, and through educational programs that increase the community’s understanding and enjoyment of live theatre.
Founded in 2008 and resident in our current home since 2011, freeFall Theatre has rapidly been recognized for artistic and organizational excellence. In naming our very first production the “most memorable play of the decade,” a regional newspaper theatre critic said, “freeFall Theatre announced its arrival with a pageant so stunning, it marked an epoch in Bay area theatre history.” Since then, we have continuously exceeded those high expectations, winning more awards than all other area theatres combined. Operating under a contract with Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers, we are proud to have employed hundreds of theatre artists. Acclaimed by critics, audiences and our professional peers, we are a driving force in Tampa Bay’s thriving arts community.