About the Ross Valley Players

About RVP

Our Mission Statement:

Ross Valley Players produces diverse, professional quality live theatre that evokes, entertains, and enlivens the human spirit. We invite the participation of an evolving and expanding community. We provide an open, collaborative environment in which to learn and develop theatre crafts. We honor and sustain our legacy as a flourishing cultural resource, and pursue the excitement and promise of the future through the transformative power of storytelling.

Ross Valley Players -- a Theatre for our Community

A brief history of the Ross Valley Players:

Barn & skyThe Ross Valley Players is the oldest continually operating community theater on the West Coast. Created in 1930 as a way to escape the hardships of the Depression, the theater has introduced live theater to thousands of Marin residents over the years.

SanAnselmo-Fairfax Patch

By Robin Collins. July 30, 2010

Have you ever wondered, as you drive by, what's going on past the curvy wall, just up the hill at the red barn in the Marin Art and Garden Center?

What you'll find is award-winning, year-round, sophisticated, and well-priced live theater. Wonderful plays, gifted actors, diligent directors, and talented techs too, are all right here in our own backyard.

They are the Ross Valley Players and the group just turned 80.

Reputed to be the oldest community theater group west of the Rockies, Ross Valley Players presents six full-length productions a year, running for 30 weeks. The shows are typically a mix of drama, romance, comedy, and sometimes a musical.

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Board Of Directors

Cris Cassell (President)
Tinka Ross (Vice-President)
Pennell Chapin (Secretary)
Mary Beth Halsing (Treasurer)
Alex Ross (Business Manager)
Robert Wilson (Production Director)

Stephanie Ahlberg, Monica Burrowes, Oak Dowling, Linda Dunn, Ellen Goldman, Madge Grahn, Wood Lockhart, Vic Revenko, Anne Ripley, Mary Ann Rodgers, Mark Toepfer

Space Rental

The Barn Theatre is available for rental for commercial and non-profit activities. Call (415) 456-9555 ext. 3  for more information.

ADA Compliance

The Barn Theatre is committed to being fully ADA compliant.


The Ross Valley Players is a member of the following organizations:

Non-Profit Status

The Ross Valley Players is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Your tax-deductible donations are gratefully accepted. Click here to donate.


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The Ross Valley Players is sponsored in part by:

Marin Art & Garden CenterLagunitas Brewery Fenwick Foundation Levy