Welcome to Pullman's RTOP Theatre
Opening in 2007, Regional Theatre Of the Palouse is the first theater to open in Pullman's historical downtown area since 1927 when the Liberty Theater (now Rico's Pub) moved into the Cordova Theatre. Creating a theater has revealed the hidden potential of the historic Downen Building located at 122 North Grand Avenue.
We are continuously trying to grow and expand to bring new opportunities to the Palouse Region.
We dared to dream and discovered anything is possible. In just over 1 year, we had become established, obtained 501 (c)(3) non-profit status, produced our first major musical at Beasley Coliseum, and transformed a retail store into an intimate 75 seat theater. We've had a busy and wonderful few years since our premiere season.
You don't have to go to Broadway—Regional Theatre of the Palouse is here, bringing you Broadway classics, revivals, premieres, and award winning shows.
About RTOP Theatre
Learn more about the theatre, our mission, and general box office info
Are you interested in performing or learning how to perform? We offer a variety of workshops, summer programs, and private lesson for acting and singing
Do you have a question about one of our services, would like to donate, or volunteer?
Some of our past productions include
What critics are saying about RTOP Theatre
Great place went inside checked out what it was all about and met the office manager Micheal and was extremely polite and told me about everything. Totally recommend checking this place out!
I've attended quite a few shows at the RTOP over the past three years and they've always been great. And they're getting better and better! Their 2018-2019 lineup is going to be amazing. I've also been involved with two shows and recommend that experience to anyone interested in trying out theater (backstage or onstage).
Trip Advisor Review
Don't miss a production if you're able to go! The RTOP is a gem among local theatres and should be recognized for its excellence and effort. While using local players, the leadership does not settle for your standard local small town quality production. Its their vision to bring as near broadway quality as possible to the Palouse, and their will productions will always surprise you.
This is the best live theatre in the Pullman/Moscow area, featuring both current and classic theatre productions, and entertainment for all ages. You’ll be amazed by the talent and professionalism featured on stage, as well as the quality and attention to detail. Even if you’ve never seen a show done live before, you’re bound to enjoy yourself.
The stage at RTOP is small, but the director and cast sure make the best of what room they have. The moving of wheeled props took place in near blackout and showed good planning and rehearsal. It was a big surprise when the scrim was pulled to reveal a hidden bedroom set, deepening the stage to draw us futher into the make-believe. From the opening number, the costuming and choreographed acting displayed all the characters to good advantage. Everyone onstage had great confidence that comes from being well coached.
I was a Music major for a decade in college, and I was very impressed with the vocals, whether the actors were declaiming or singing. This Sondheim musical has jazzy 7th, 9th, and 11th chord note stacks which are difficult for amateurs in ensemble to tune. Great sounds require lots of rehearsal. I was in love with this bunch of singers from the first minute to the last. Every actor was committed.
It was our first visit so I wasn't aware there would be concessions being available. I'll be ready next time.
I was impressed by the quality of the audience experience. I'm looking forward to seeing new plays as they are scheduled.
Sincere best regards:
Christopher R. McGary
Patricia J. Hurin