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Also known as the Old Playmakers Theatre, the Playmakers Theatre is a theatre venue in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It traces its beginnings back to 1851 when the building was completed.

Originally known as the Smith Hall, the current Playmakers Theatre used to be a library. It was named after a former state senator and governor who was also a special aide to George Washington during the American Revolution. He donated land to the university, so he was honored with the building?s name. It was transformed into a theatre in 1925, after being used by the School of Law for a couple of years.

The Playmakers Theatre is now home to the Carolina Playmakers, an acclaimed local theatre group. It hosts stage productions, lectures, concerts, and other events that are sponsored by the university.
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