Formed in 2006 by Shawna Franks, Space 55 Theatre Ensemble is dedicated to developing new, under-represented and innovative theatre, and presenting it at an affordable price in a relaxed, casual environment.

Space 55 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in downtown Phoenix. Exposing audiences to the cutting edge of live theatre, Space 55 has quickly established itself as a vital force in the Phoenix arts scene. In addition to its own original productions, the Space 55 performance venue hosts a wide variety of live entertainment by diverse performers, including improvisational comedy, music and other special events.

Mission Statement

To create, cultivate and produce innovative, relevant pieces of theatre through ensemble collaboration that are affordable and accessible to the Phoenix community.


Space 55 Theatre Ensemble values collaboration amongst the members, ensemble improvisation in an effort to cultivate new work, affordability and accessibility in ticket prices to expand the ensemble’s audience base.

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