Theatre for Life Month in USA
Theatre for Life Month in USA is held on March 1. This event in the first decade of the month March is annual. Help us
March has been proclaimed Youth Art Month, Music in Our Schools Month and Theatre for Life Month as supported by the Florida Legislature and the United States Congress.
The history of theater in the United States has had quite a turbulent journey to get where it currently stands. The first playhouse popped up in Virginia in 1716, and soon after, in 1730, there was another in South Carolina. Theater in the United States is part of the old European theatrical tradition and has been heavily influenced by the British theater.
There are 3,533 live performance theaters in the US. Attendance rates at nonprofit theaters exceed 30 million people annually.
The central hub of the American theater scene is Manhattan, with its divisions of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway. Broadway runs for 33 whole miles, of which 18 miles are not even within New York City limits!
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
NEA’s Read across America Day on March 2 (Since 1997. National Education Association Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2nd, the birthday of author Ted Geisel, a/k/a Dr. Seuss);
National School Breakfast Week in USA on March 4 (starts on the first monday of March)