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Butterfield Stage

Butterfield Stage - Rich Heritage

201 South Denton Street
Gainesville, Texas

Butterfield Stage Players has been entertaining audiences for 40+ years. Our not for profit, community theater was formed in 1979 when a few of our Cooke County residents (Rodger Boyce, Tom Carson and Monica Hess) decided to embark on the endeavor of creating a community theater.

Thanks to their dedication, Butterfield has evolved from a small playhouse into an organization known for providing quality entertainment and a foundation for the arts in our community.

Located in the historic former Carnegie Library, with theater seats repurposed from the Cooke County Courthouse, our patrons are provided with a unique experience.  We strive to culturally enrich, educate and entertain through theater and performing arts.

We invite you to let us entertain you!

Butterfield Stage


Butterfield Stage establishes the Find the Light Scholarship program in 2022-2023 Season.  Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to current graduating seniors from a Cooke County High School or Home School who have demonstrated participation in theater during high school and who intend to pursue theater based courses at the college level.   The scholarships will be awarded at Butterfield’s annual Fish Fry in May.

Butterfield Stage Adopts Ratings For Shows 

  • G – Family Friendly.  Not necessarily children’s theater but suitable for all ages!   Take the kids!
  • PG – May not be suitable for kids under 10.  No profanity or sexual content.  However, parents may not approve of content for younger kids.  Know your kids!
  • PG13+ – Content may not be suitable for kids under 13.  Shows may contain innuendo, alcohol references, mild violent situations, adult language including mild cursing (No F words), and references to adult situations.  Caution with kids!
  • R – Contains mature content and may not be appropriate for patrons under 17.  Shows may contain language (including the F word), violence, frequent or graphic sexual innuendo, mature content, suggestive dialogue, and more intense sexual situations.  Think before taking the kids!

We recommend all patrons research any show they are not familiar with before deciding to attend.  We strive to provide an accurate rating for each show, but ultimately, we realize each family is different.  If you have specific questions about show content, please contact the box office directly prior to purchasing tickets.

Thank you for your continued support of Butterfield Stage!






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