Players of Utica originally began in 1910 as a small social and amusement club, eventually putting on dramatic productions starting in 1913. Since then, Players has celebrated over 100 seasons of productions featuring incredible local talent to over 1 million residents of Central NY. In the Spring of 1999, a fire created by an arsonist destroyed the original Players' performance space in New Hartford, NY. Costumes, set pieces, and precious memorabilia were lost. As a result, Players was forced to find a new venue to call home. On October 21, 2003, Players of Utica held a much anticipated ground-breaking ceremony on the site of our new theatre complex in Utica. We have managed to raise a great deal towards our goal of completing our new venue, and have been able to house a "black box" theatre, a dressing area for the performers, and new bathrooms in the lobby for audience members. While we have made giant strides to finish our home, our work is far from over. There are more improvements to be made, both in our black box theatre and our lobby. Also, directly next to the black box theatre, there is a space waiting to become our main stage theatre. With your help, we could complete these projects and bring even more professional-level entertainment to the Utica area. Your support makes a dramatic difference!