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8036 West Sample Road Margate, FL 33065
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Broward Stage Door Theatre


Broward Stage Door Theater is a not-for-profit performing arts organization incorporated in Broward County, Florida on July 6, 1993.  After spending a year in rented facilities, founders David Torres and Derelle Bunn signed a lease for an abandoned and dilapidated movie theater in Margate, Florida.  Stage Door was able to retrofit its new home and create a two-stage performing arts center through a well-orchestrated fundraising and community involvement endeavor. The organization gained a small income by renting one stage to small companies like the Opus Theatre while hosting a small children’s theatre in the adjacent house.  Stage Door  kicked off season one with the show “Convertible Girl”, but it wasn’t until Summer 1994 when they produced “Too Jewish” that the organization catapulted to a powerhouse theatre grossing over $1M.  By 1999, Bunn and Torres had transformed a forgotten building into a successful two-stage performance venue that reached a subscription base of 10,000.   

Stage Door Theater has produced and co-produced productions in up to two or three distinct facilities concurrently in a single season, its flagship location in Margate, Florida (1994 - Present), 26th Street Theater in Wilton Manors Florida (2000-2007), the Mazur Theater in New York (2003-2004), and the Byron Carlyle Theatre in North Beach, Florida (2011-2014).

Now entering it's 22nd season, Broward Stage Door is the largest and longest running not-for-profit performing arts organization in the region.  All productions produced--including such extraordinary musical like “Mack and Mabel”, “Parade”, Light in the Piazza”, "La Cage aux Folles”, to such memorable award-winning plays like “Talley’s Folley”, “Rumors”, and “Glass Menagerie”--since the inception of the organization have and continue to validate its missions.  Stage Door's relentless pursuit to uphold its mission with uncompromisable quality have afforded the organization a reputation as a favorite cultural gem in Broward County.