Penfold Theatre Company

Penfold was founded in June 2007 by Ryan Crowder, Nathan Jerkins and Sean Martin. The trio set out on a road trip across the central United States and brought home a vision for professional theatre in north Travis and Williamson counties.


In its first eleven seasons, Penfold produced 42 plays and musicals, which together garnered over 129 local awards and honors.

We hope that the people who come through our doors are not only delighted, entertained, and refreshed, but that they also encounter something deeper.  We believe that theatre reminds us that life’s possibilities are larger than the routine existence we experience day to day.  Theatre is a place for the audience and performers to dream together, question together, seek together, and change together.


We dream of a place that is accessible and relevant to every Austinite, regardless of ethnic, social, or economic status.