History: The Tulsa Little Theater was constructed in 1932. Located at 15th and Delaware in Tulsa, the site of the Tulsa Little Theater played
home to Theatre Tulsa for over 60 years. The first production was actually put on in a tent at the future site
of the theater. The Tulsa Little Theater was the first community theater in America to put on the play, "Our Town."
The Delaware Playhouse, as it became known, became the epicenter of Tulsa's arts and entertainment during the 1930's and 1940's,
hosting hundreds of plays and other entertainment events.
In 1965, fire spread through the theater, destroying many props, costumes, and
furniture. Just a year later, during a production of South Pacific, fires blazed through the theater yet again.
Though much of the upstairs was destroyed, the Tulsa Little Theater continued operations until 1989, when Theatre Tulsa moved
its location to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Today, The Tulsa Little Theater houses the law offices of Bryce A. Hill, who still
rents out the theater portion for events and performances.
According to Hill's wife Sunshine, the theater plays host to a pair of very active
spirits. In the 1940's, a play director they call "George" had a heart attack and died in the theater while watching
a rehearsal of his own play. In addition to that, in the 1950's, a little girl named Sarah supposedly died during a
dance recital, when she ran out of the theater into traffic and was hit by a car.