The Panther Playhouse represents the Bartlett High School theatre and forensics programs. Our mission is to inspire, equip and train students through a comprehensive educational program.
The Panther Playhouse represents the theatre and forensics programs at Bartlett High School. We produce two shows a year: a straight play in the fall and a musical in the spring. The Forensics team competes in speech tournaments throughout Tennessee and also hosts an annual speech tournament attracting many teams from across the state. These tournaments provide students the opportunity to compete against other students in a variety of performance events and gain local and statewide recognition for their success. Opportunities are also available for those interested in working in behind the scenes capacity. For each production, many students are chosen to serve as stage managers and technical crew for productions. In addition, students also construct the scenery for all productions. The Panther Playhouse is quickly becoming one of the finest high school theatre programs in the Memphis area with a steady increase in accolades, recognitions and activities having been recognized by multiple High School Musical Theatre Award nominations and winning Outstanding Overall Production for the 2019 production of Pippin. We have also had many individual and team victories at forensics tournaments. The Panther Playhouse at Bartlett High School is committed to excellence and professionalism. There is a place for everyone. Come join the fun!