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About Richmond Civic Theatre

In 1940, a group of community minded individuals came together to share time, talent and treasure. They created a performing arts organization of a quality that many thought could only occur in the “big city.” Today as in the past, Richmond Civic Theatre is living up to its mission of “producing high quality theatrical productions that will engage, entertain, educate, and inspire the people of Richmond and the surrounding area, participants and audiences alike.”

  • We “engage” several hundred people each year in the “hands on” experience of producing live theatre. Pre-school children to senior citizens, novices to veterans, from two states and at least eight counties are given the opportunity to be actors, stage hands, set constructors, technicians, costumers, painters, make-up artists, etc. in the exciting process of making a live performance take shape on the stage. Many others assist the “front of house” as ushers, box office workers, board and business personnel.
  • We “entertain” by reaching out to a variety of audiences with our six Main Stage productions, our four Stage One Youth Theatre offerings, our two Studio Ten contemporary drama stagings, and our summer fundraiser, annual Melodrama and joint effort with Earlham with Richmond RadioWorks further extend our entertainment out into the community.
  • We “educate” through the many opportunities we provide for people to become directly involved in our productions. In addition, we offer at least one “classic drama” each year that schedules extra performances and interpretative study materials for middle and high school students in our eight county area and also special school performances of each of our Stage One productions. Post-performance discussion groups are also scheduled from time to time.
  • We seem to “inspire” audience members judging from their testimonials as to the quality and entertainment value of our productions, as well the volunteers who regularly express their appreciation for the opportunity to be a part of the RCT family. The two hundred new members that have joined our effort in past months give further evidence that we are fulfilling our stated purpose.

We invite you to join in our mission and also discover the excitement and opportunities that the Richmond Civic Theatre can provide you through membership, volunteering and your financial support. Contact us at (765) 962-8011 or email us.

Want to know more about the history of RCT? 

Follow these links to read more about the founding years of Richmond Civic Theatre:

Act 1, 1941-1959:


Act 2, 1959-1979: