The historic Kimball Theatre has become the cornerstone of Williamsburg's performing arts community. Centrally located in Merchant's Square, the Kimball Theatre is home to stage productions, musical performances, speakers and more produced by community groups and William & Mary alike. The venue as also recently named one of the "50 Best Small Stage Theaters in America" by clickitticket.com

The Kimball Theatre opened in 1933 to the William & Mary production of "The Recruiting Officer" and beginning in 2018 will serve as the main production facility for the Department of Theatre & Dance while the William & Mary Arts Quarter is under construction.


The 410-seat theatre features a main theater with a stage for live productions and movie screen, a 35-seat screening room, concessions and a box office. The box office schedule is maintained by the William & Mary Theatre and Dance Department and information about ticket prices and availability can be viewed on individual event listings.

Its central location in Merchant's Square means there are plenty of opportunities to dine and visit before or after the show.

William & Mary signs lease to rent Kimball Theatre

July 18, 2017

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has signed a three-and-a-half-year lease agreement with William & Mary to operate the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square.