Live Theatre in Hot Springs Village at an Affordable Price.  

The Hot Springs Village Players is a non-profit organization (501-C3- all donations are tax deductible) is proud to have presented over 135 productions since it began and to now be celebrating our 40th anniversary of entertaining audiences with professional quality theatre.

We're always looking for new talent and welcome anyone to attend our meetings and become a Player. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6 pm in the Ouachita Building, rooms A & B at the Ponce de Leon Center, 1101 DeSoto Blvd. There are no residency requirements and membership dues are only $15 annually. A downloadable Membership Application is available for your convenience. For more information, contact the Membership Chairperson, Laurel Gunderson, at 501-922-1758.

Our 40th Season of Fine Theatre

Arsenic & Old Lace   April 20-22

Play On!   August 10-12

Mom's Gift   November 18-20

Oklahoma Memories

April 20-22 - 7 PM  |  April 22 - 2 PM  |  Tickets $20

The excitement begins when the curtain goes up on Arsenic and Old Lace presented by Hot Springs Village Players at Woodlands Auditorium April 20 – 21. Show times are Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, 2018, 7:00 PM; Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00 PM. Reserved Seating is now available. Tickets, priced at $20, can be purchased online.

Arsenic and Old Lace revolves around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. 

His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims; he thinks that they died of Yellow Fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein (a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran) to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff (a self-referential joke, as the part was originally played on Broadway by Karloff).. 

Celebrating a Milestone: HSV Players 40th Anniversary

The Hot Springs Village Players having been creating outstanding community theatre for four amazing decades, and a celebration is in order! In honor of this milestone a very special event is planned June 5, from 5-8 pm at Woodlands Auditorium. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening, spearheaded by HSVP Member-at-Large Kat Clayton, along with Cloe Bayer, Sherry Phillips and Joyce Gallagher. While details are still to come, the wheels are turning to make this a spectacular tribute to community theater at its finest!

We need your help...

Every year, the Village Players presents the great shows you love.  Where else can you find Broadway’s best titles and original productions – with wonderful actors, outstanding choreography and state of the art sound and music – at such an affordable price?

Great shows need great supporters. We need YOUR support so we can continue to produce extraordinary shows each year. Click Here for Form

There are no Hot Springs Village residency requirements and membership dues are only based on the following schedule:

Adults - $15.00
Couples - $25.00
Adults 80 yrs+ - $10.00
Under 19 yrs - $5.00

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april 20-22


Season tickets for all three shows (Arsenic & Old Lace, Apr 20-22; Play On!, Aug. 10 -12; and Mom’s Gift, Nov. 18-20) are ONLY $45.

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Join us! We are always looking for new talent and welcome anyone to our meetings. Become a Player!

Hot Springs Village Players 2018 season tickets are now on sale. Purchase $45 season tickets through April 20 at or at the Ponce de Leon Center office 501-922-4231 (1101 DeSoto Bld, open 9 AM - 2 PM Mon thru Fri).  

An email notification reminder to select a reserved date and seat will be sent approximately 60 days before the first performance of each play. Date and seat selections for the August and November plays are not yet available.

Individual tickets will be available for $20 sixty days prior to each play date and at the door.