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North River Theater Lifetime Achievement Award

North River Theater Lifetime Achievement Award

North River Theater Lifetime Achievement Award

Gerri Karle is recognized with the first ever North River Theater Lifetime Achievement Award

Before the quarantine began, we were able to recognize Gerri Karle with  the first North River Theater, Lifetime Achievement Award for over 40  years of contributing to NRT and still going strong! Bravo Gerri! Well  deserved. 



"The Trouble With Cats"

North River Theater Lifetime Achievement Award

North River Theater Lifetime Achievement Award

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 With  the current situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic, we at the  North River Theater will be canceling our April show. We believe this is the best course of action for the health of our patrons, as well as the cast and crew.


"The Trouble With Cats" by Gary Ray Stapp will be performed in September, as our first show of the next season. 


If you have purchased seats or are a subscriber, we will be in touch for a refund or credit for next season. 


We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you all, happy and healthy, at the September show. 

About Us

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Our History

 The North River Theater building was originally built as a one room Norwell schoolhouse in 1865. If you look closely, you can still see the pattern of plugged holes in the floor, marking the locations of student chairs and desks. In March of 1926, The Town of Norwell voted at its Annual Town Meeting, to grant the building and land at 513 River St., then known as Norwell Schoolyard District #7, to the local “Church Hill Improvement Association” (CHIA), the ancestral group of “North River Theater, Inc.” The first official meeting took place on the premises in February, 1927. In January 1954, The building was transferred to the “North River Community Club, Inc.” Previously known as CHIA. The present name “North River Theater, Inc.” Was created and recorded in September, 1996. Through all those years a vast array of Plays, Shows, Dinners, and other events have been held in this wonderful “Gem in the Woods”. With an emphasis on quality entertainment!

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North River Theater

513 River Street, Norwell, Massachusetts 02061, United States

Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 758, Norwell, MA 02061. (781) 826-4878