Housed in one of the oldest landmarks in the nation, this professional playhouse was started by three local families in 1965. The theatre is located on U.S. Route 1 at the southern Chesterfield County border, offering the type and quality of cultural arts not found anywhere else in the area. In the late 1980’s the Mill was purchased by another local family, whose experience in the education system prompted them to add educational youth programming. Swift Creek Mill Playhouse reorganized and became the now 501(c)(3) Swift Creek Mill Theatre in 2001. The circa-1663 historic facility for many years prevented accessibility updates. Finally in 2013 Roslyn Farm Corporation was able to create an innovative renovation plan and was granted the historical permissions needed to update the building to ADA guidelines, while also making other wonderful interior changes that kept the charm and historic nature of the building intact. At present the theatre has provided more than 50 years of continuous programming and continues to bring outstanding performing arts south of Richmond, thanks to its loyal Mill Family of patrons, donors, sponsors and volunteers.

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