Homewood Theatre open doors to their new home at Brookwood Village (Photos)

Ribbon cutting at new Homewood Theatre
Homewood Theatre officially opened their new home at Brookwood Village, August 20. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Birmingham has some great theatres, talented theatrical companies and lots of extremely gifted performers. A new location has officially been added to the local community theatre map with Homewood Theatre moving to their new home at Brookwood Village in Homewood.

Homewood Theatre held their official ‘ribbon cutting’ ceremony at Brookwood Village on Tuesday, August 20. The theatre can be found inside the second level of the shopping center, across from Books-A-Million and just off the food court.

Homewood Theatre move

Inside new Homewood Theatre
The new Homewood Theatre will seat up to 120. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Kyle Bass, Executive Director of Homewood Theatre explained why the local community theatre decided to move,


“Homewood Theatre started 3 years ago, renting and sharing a space in Homewood. We’ve been looking for a home to call our own and for a bigger space”, with Bass saying, “we’re excited to be here at Brookwood Village. We were looking for a place that had access to good restaurants and parking.”

Kyle Bass
Kyle Bass, Executive Director of Homewood Theatre on the red carpet. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Bass said the new theatre will seat approximately 120, depending on the show and stage setup, and there will be a high caliber of local performers gracing the stage,

“All of our actors are local – it’s real community theatre. We have performers from Birmingham but also from here in good old downtown Homewood. We attract actors from over the mountain because our audiences are so good. They mention all the time that we have such receptive audiences, they love to come over and do shows with us”.

Piano and Drum inside Homewood Theatre
Bill Bugg and Friends will be the first performers at the new theatre. Stage setups will be produced for plays. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Refreshments and snacks will be available at shows and Bass mentioned the possibility of offering dinner shows in the future,

“We’d love to do dinner-theatre in the future. Especially if we could get some of the restaurants at Brookwood Village involved to cater.”

inside shopping mall
Homewood Theatre is inside Brookwood Village on the 2nd level, August 22. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Homewood Theatre is just one of many new ventures moving into Brookwood Village.


Read our previous story: 3 new local shops just opened in Brookwood Village including Darnell’s Fun Stuff and White Flowers. More coming soon

Re-purposing a former furniture and home goods store

Sound Mixing Equipment
Sound mixing station at Homewood Theatre. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Homewood Theatre have taken on the space at Brookwood Village previously occupied by ‘Z Gallerie’, a furniture and home goods store. Bass gave Bham Now a tour and explained how the shelves previously used for stock will now house props,

“We refurbished as much as we could. Old checkouts and fixtures were used for our sound mixing station and refreshments area. The backstage dressing rooms and prop storage shelves have all been created from repurposed materials!” 

Repurposed Furniture
Refreshments area made from refurbished materials. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now
Dressing Room
Backstage at Homewood Theatre – all made from repurposed materials. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Showtime

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Homewood Theatre will provide an ‘up close’ experience. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Bass told Bham Now “each show will have two weekends, four shows per weekend. They’ll be $20 a head all-in. No ticket fees or additional tax. We have some really funny shows coming up”.


Homewood Theatre are looking forward to presenting their opening show, which will be a cabaret style show, Bill Bugg and Friends: Songs from the Great American Songbook – Part 3 (August 22-25)

More information about Homewood Theatre

Show schedule
Homewood Theatre schedule. Photo via Homewood Theatre

Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7.30PM, and Sunday afternoons at 2.30PM

Website: www.homewoodtheatre.com 


Phone: (205) 873-1816

New Location: 725 Brookwood Village, Homewood, AL 35209

Author: Jon Eastwood

Originally from Wales (UK) and a fluent Welsh speaker. Longtime sustainability and recycling champion. Former county recycling manager in the UK. Career highlights include introducing innovative recycling systems and achieving a point where households throw out trash just once a month. Competed in international coastal rowing championships and followed Wales throughout Europe in their Rugby and Soccer endeavours.