Clear Space Theatre Company

The term “clear space” refers to a focus on the process, knowledge, and humanity of arts performance: the idea that we find ourselves in what appears on the stage.

Our Mission: To inspire audiences, artists, and students by providing high-quality performances and educational experiences.

Our Vision: To be a leader in the vibrant performing arts community of Southern Delaware.

The Three Facets of Clear Space are: The Acting Company (a professional acting company producing dozens of performances each season); The Arts Institute (an educational program offering classes to more than 500 students of all ages); On Tour (community presentations in southern Delaware using professional actors and outstanding students, offered in cooperation with local civic groups).

Organizational Goals

  • Offer performing arts classes at all age and experience levels.
  • Offer public performances of established and new works throughout southern Delaware using area artists supplemented with professional guest artists.
  • Make classes and performances accessible to under-served audiences.
  • Build upon current partnerships with educational and community organizations.
  • Expand a full-time administrative structure to support artistic products of the highest quality.
  • Sustain and expand a governing body that provides oversight for artistic growth and fiscal stability.



The Acting Company provides approximately 150 professional theatre performances each year. The company’s performances are developed by a paid team of theatrical artisans, emphasizing exceptional acting, elaborate costumes, and creative lighting. The talented casts, often utilizing students of the Arts Institute, performed for more than 15,000 theatre-goers in 2015 at the Company’s home at Baltimore Avenue or through ongoing partnerships at Milton Theatre, the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover and the Freeman Stage in Fenwick Island.

A typical season includes:

  • Summer Repertory a rotation of three popular Broadway shows, specifically targeting the summer tourists of Rehoboth Beach.
  • TWO Spring Musicals, plus a smaller musical in the Fall
  • TWO Plays – Spring and Fall, plus a one-person play in June
  • A reader’s theatre presentation each March in cooperation with a local community non-profit
  • A season musical for the holiday season

To learn more or to purchase tickets, click here.

  • Phone: 
    (302) 227-2270
    Business Address: 
    20 Baltimore Avenue
    Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971