The mission of the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is to produce plays and educational programs of the highest possible professional standards that address the needs of and enhance the quality of life for Hope College and our West Michigan community.
HSRT is West Michigan’s premier professional theatre company for the last 40 years.
The company is a unique blend of distinguished professionals and young theatre artists from all over the United States, creating a synergy between the younger artists and more mature artists. Those who are more experienced are infused with the enthusiasm of youth while they pass important artistic values on to the next generation.
We are also distinguished by the wide variety of our plays, performed by one resident acting company. This wide variety of repertoire is unified by the goal to explore and celebrate the joy and complexity of the human spirit.
The company numbers over 100 annually taking up residence for the summer in Holland.
We produce 7 shows in rotation every summer on 3 different stages—the DeWitt Stage, a 494 seat thrust space; the Knickerbocker Theatre, a renovated turn of the century 550 seat proscenium space; and the DeWitt Studio, a 125 seat theatre in the round.