The 5 & Dime

The 5 & Dime tells stories that engage, inspire, entertain, and challenge audiences, nurturing a rich artistic culture in Jacksonville. read all

Currently On Stage

July 2024
The Florida Ballet

Coming Soon!

The Ripple, The Wave That Carried Me Home
August 2024
The Florida Ballet
October 2024
The Florida Ballet

Past Productions

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
June 2024
December 2023
The Florida Ballet
For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday
September 2023
The Florida Ballet
Tick, Tick... Boom!
August 2023
The Florida Ballet
June 2023
The Florida Ballet
Let Me Down Easy
March 2023
The Florida Ballet
Native Gardens
June 2022
The Florida Ballet
Significant Other
April 2022
March 2020
Broadway Bound!
January 2020
The Harvest
November 2019
Silence! The Musical
September 2019
August 2019
June 2019
The Whale
November 2015

About The 5 & Dime

In 2011, a group of artists and friends in Jacksonville, Florida came together with a bold vision: to make a difference in the city’s cultural arts community. With that goal in mind, they founded The 5 & Dime, a theatre company that would offer opportunities for artists of all disciplines to showcase their talents in a supportive environment. The founding members, including Caryl Butterley, Evan Gould, Judy Gould, Staci Cobb Grant, Lee Hamby, Craig Leavitt, Zeina Salame, Josh Taylor, and Josh Waller, started with a simple question: “Why not us?”

Since its inception, The 5 & Dime has staged as few as two and as many as 12 productions in a season, often on borrowed or rented stages. In 2017, the company opened its own venue on Adams Street in downtown Jacksonville, providing a permanent home for its productions. However, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, The 5 & Dime made the difficult decision to go without a home stage.

Despite the challenges, The 5 & Dime has continued to thrive, producing over 40 shows to date and receiving recognition for its contributions to Northeast Florida’s cultural landscape. The company has been nominated for and won multiple awards from organizations such as Folio Weekly and the Jacksonville Cultural Council.

Through its commitment to supporting and showcasing talented artists, The 5 & Dime has made a lasting impact on the Jacksonville arts community, and its founders’ bold question of “Why not us?” has been answered with resounding success.


The 5 & Dime's 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' – An Intimate Masterpiece Capturing the Essence of the Artistic Struggle | JaxPlays Reviews

In a beautifully intimate and vulnerable display that strikes a chord with the creative soul, The 5 & Dime’s rendition of Tick, Tick… Boom! at The Florida Ballet weaves ambition, ingenuity and a hint of despair into a rich tapestry of performance. From Jonathan Larson, the acclaimed composer and playwright best known for his groundbreaking musical Rent, this semi-autobiographical work springs to life with vibrant performances and inspired direction. read more