About OVT

Other Voices Theatre is a local Frederick non-profit performing arts company known for its community feel with a professional look. OVT produces four Mainstage shows a year and an annual Family Holiday show. Other Voices began with the acclaimed production of The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland Easter weekend in 1996. Two years later, the organization was officially established as a 501(c)3 to provide the Frederick community quality theatre and dance performance opportunities.

Under the direction of Susan Thornton, OVT has grown to support local high school productions, tour TYA shows to area elementary school and day care facilities, and provide community service opportunities for its team. Other Voices has continued to expand its offerings and programs to better serve its community. In 2016, we partnered with Renaissance Chef Catering Co. to bring an in-house dining experience to our cafe. For the 2017-2018 season, we began to offer subscriptions and expanded select shows to an eight performance run. We have more to come in the future, and we hope you’ll be there for it.


We believe that the arts are a way to not only entertain, but to build relationships. Our “Community Onstage, Community Offstage” mission recognizes that our volunteers not only come together to perform as a community, but play an integral role in their own community as well. In living this mission, OVT performs a community service project in tandem with each production.

Join Our Family

We’d love to have you join our family. Other Voices sincerely values its community and we’re glad you’re a part of it. Whether you’re interested in performing, volunteering, or making a tax deductible contribution, we can help. We look forward to hearing from you!


Support OVT Other Voices is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization. Like all non profits, there are never enough funds to handle everything and a new expense is always around the corner. We rely heavily on the support and generosity of local businesses and individuals to help make our projects a success.
Subscriptions are now on sale for our 21-22 Season! Tickets for The Mystery of Edwin Drood are available at Showtix4U.com. Masks are required for all Audience members.