Since 1989, Fort Bend Theater has been a popular venue for those that enjoy the performing arts. If you wish to take in a show, the theater offers a large variety of productions throughout the year. The performances include musicals, Broadway-style productions, and children’s theater. Other services are available through the company, such as acting lessons, playwriting classes, and more. Dance and music technical workshops are also given for those wishing to become part of the productions. By employing local residents and getting involved in community outreach programs, the theater offers cultural enrichment for anyone desiring it.
Stafford was established by William Stafford in the early 1800s. With the construction of a cane mill and cotton gin, the area began as a simple plantation. In 1836 however, the plantation was burned as a result of the Texas Revolution and had to be rebuilt. After Stafford’s death in 1840, the settlement became known as Stafford’s Point. When the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railway began making stops in the area in 1853, it was officially considered a township named Staffordville. With only around 500 residents, the city was incorporated in 1956 and took on the name Stafford.