Audience Engagement Events

Dobama Theatre offers audience members ways to interact with the art through our audience engagement programs. All audience engagement offerings are FREE with your membership or ticket purchase.

For Dobama's production of AN OCTOROON there will be a pre-show talk 20 minutes before every show as well as a post-show conversation following every performance.

Audience members are encouraged to attend.

Pre-show Talks

every Sunday performance weeks 2-5 of a production

At select performances, join us 45 minutes before curtain for a pre-show talk led by a member of the Dobama staff. Learn more about the play, playwright, production, actors, process, and more.

Pre-show talks give the audience background information and context for the play (without any spoilers!) as well as a sneak peek behind the scenes of how and why a play goes from “the page to the stage”!

*Pre-show talks may be made available with group sale purchases

Dobama Town Halls

every Friday performance weeks 2-5 of a production

At select performances, stick around after the show is over for a short time to share, question, and discuss the play you’ve just seen with your fellow audience members. This open forum is moderated by a member of the Dobama family, and gives patrons the chance to share, listen, and discuss with each other. It’s also the perfect time to ask questions, discuss themes, or share about any aspect of a given production.

*Town Halls may be made available with group sale purchases

Actor Talk Backs

every Saturday night performance

At every Saturday night performance, stick around five minutes after the show for a chance to ask questions and hear thoughts from the director and/ or cast of each Dobama Mainstage production. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to talk with the professional artists themselves that help create the high quality productions at Dobama.

*Talk Backs may be made available with group sale purchases

Opening Night Champagne Receptions

opening night of every production

Join us after the opening night performance of every mainstage production for a complimentary Opening Night Reception complete with wine, beer, light appetizers, desserts, and a champagne toast. This is also a great chance to meet and greet Dobama Theatre staff, board, volunteers, and the professional theatre artists from each production.

Pour & Play

The first Thursday night of every production at 6:30pm

"Pour & Play" is Dobama Theatre's Young Professional Night. This is a time for patrons 40 and under (either in years or at heart) can gather at the bar for complimentary drinks prior to the first Thursday performance of every production. Click here for info. See below for dates:

Thursday, Sept. 8th - 6:30pm, MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
Thursday, Oct. 27th - 6:30pm, AN OCTOROON
Thursday, Jan. 26th - 6:30pm, THE NIGHT ALIVE
Thursday, Mar. 9th - 6:30pm, THE FLICK
Thursday, Apr. 27th - 6:30pm, HAND TO GOD

Dobama Audience Engagement Board

on display in the lobby for every mainstage production

Interact and engage without saying a word! Look for our Audience Engagement Board in the lobby (directly across from the bar) for the opportunity to write your thoughts about a question or prompt related to the current Dobama production. We’ll take photos of the board and share it on social media so everyone can participate and watch as the board fills up with responses and thoughts. We provide the markers, you provide the insight!

social media backdrop

on display in the 1st floor lobby for every mainstage production

Show your friends you were at Dobama! Show them who you're with and what a good time your having red carpet style! Take a selfie or group photo in front of Dobama's Social Media Backdrop and post it to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media page.