Backdoor Playhouse

Welcome to the Backdoor Playhouse at Tennessee Tech University, a vibrant cornerstone of creativity and theatrical excellence for over sixty years. Here, students and the community alike delve into the transformative world of theater, exploring a diverse range of productions that inspire, challenge, and entertain. Dive into our offerings, from auditions to educational workshops, and join a legacy of artistic expression and professional growth.

Students acting out a play on stage.
Two students acting out a play on stage.
Two students acting out a sword fight on stage.
A group of students bowing at the end of a show on stage.
Students acting out a play on stage.

Give to the Backdoor Playhouse

Donations can be made to the TN Tech Theatre program, the Backdoor Playhouse at TN Tech, or to the Dorothy Printz Pennebaker Fund.

Sent to: Tennessee Tech  1000 N. Dixie Ave. BOX 5122 Cookeville, TN 38505

For questions, contact University Advancement at 931-372-6102 or email


Select "Other" and enter "Theatre Program"

If you donate to University Development, make sure you let them know that the donation is specifically for the Theatre Program.

Stories told here! 

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