First -what types of theatre are there?
Professional, for-profit (like Broadway, Off-Broadway, touring companies, cruise theatre...meant to make money)
Professional not-for-profit (what UD has)...most major cities have one
Like the library, doesn't exist to make money, exists for the public good. The goal is to make enough money to operate
Educational Theatre (High school, college productions)
Community Theatres (put on for fun to entertain community, neighbors)
Amateur in the church or your house