The Company operated from 2001 as a touring and outreach company composed of professional artists and administrators in the Philadelphia region before being incorporated as a nonprofit organization in October 2004. In January 2005, Curio joined in partnership with the Calvary Center for Culture and Community at 4740 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia. This partnership continues to raise capital to restore the building's once abandoned sanctuary into a professional performing arts venue. In 2012, Curio worked with Calvary to build another performance space in the underused basement of the building. This allowed Curio to expand its production season, and gave our education department more room to hold classes throughout the year.
Since 2004, our programming has consisted of productions and education. On average we produce two shows a year for the public. Beyond our productions, we also run a theatre school for the local West Philadelphia students, as well as a theatre camp that runs throughout July. In 2015, the Education Department introduced a new program called Curiositeens. This is a free program for local teenagers that runs throughout the school year, and offers the students a chance to go deeper into their theatrical training.