For over 20 years…

Stage One has brought high-quality theatre education and entertainment to the greater Richmond, Indiana region. We work with hundreds of young theatre artists each year to put on public and school day performances, all at no cost to the performers and technicians. Our graduates have gone on to study theatre at schools like New York University, the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, Ball State University, University of Miami, Anderson University, and more!

Stage One and the Richmond Civic Theatre as a whole gave me a home outside of home. The family that I created here became a support system that I use even 1,000 miles away. Being a part of RCT and especially the Stage One family has shaped me into the person I am today, and I couldn’t be more thankful.
Jarrin Ervin

Stage One Graduate

What can I possibly say about the place that gave my child her voice? 8 years of creativity, acceptance, support and unconditional love has made her who she is today. I am grateful that all 3 of my children were able to experience this love through Stage One. Through the theatre, they met their best friends who turned into family. The Richmond community is SO LUCKY to have Stage One. Most communities do not have access to youth theatre of this caliber, and definitely not for free. I hope that all children who are searching for their place in the world are lucky enough to find Stage One. I will never be able to fully articulate what Stage One has meant to our family.
Michelle Byers

Stage One Parent

I am so grateful that we have the opportunity to show our students these productions, many of which would not otherwise have the chance! I love making the connections to literature especially. The talent of our youth in this community is inspiring, and I am so glad to share it.
Jessica Anderson


High School Musical Jr

High School Musical Jr

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Tickets on Sale: August 1

Show Dates: Sept. 27-29, Oct. 4-6

The Stinky Cheeseman

The Stinky Cheese Man

Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales. Everything from “Chicken Little” to “The Gingerbread Man” gets a complete makeover. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around.

Tickets on Sale: December 3

Show Dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 1-2

Finding Nemo Jr

Finding Nemo Jr

Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

Tickets on Sale: February 4, 2025

Show Dates: Mar. 7-9, 14-16, 2025

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