Our History

In 1983, a small group of individuals with a variety of backgrounds, but a common goal of a desire to establish a community theatre in Grapevine, formed an acting troupe called The End of the Runway Players (ERP). The first productions were rehearsed in a garage and several were performed at the Palace and the Backdoor Theatres. The group produced five shows in 1983-1984 and mounted their first full season in 1985-1986. In 1986, the ERP became a nonprofit organization and established the Runway Theatre at 215 North Dooley Street as its first permanent home.