- HISTORY -
Founded in 1936, Topeka Civic Theatre is the oldest, continuously, running community dinner theatre in the country. In July of 1999, Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy completed construction of a new home in the former Gage Elementary School. The school was built around 1929 and is rich in architecture and design.
- stages -
Topeka Civic Theatre offers multiple choices for entertainment on three stages. The Sheffel Theatre (a.k.a. TCT Mainstage) welcomes 282 guests in a dinner theatre atmosphere.The Oldfather Theatre, a more intimate space that offers a wide range of entertainment in a continental, auditorium style seating. A short distance from Topeka Civic Theatre, Helen Hocker Theater offers a wide range of programming in Gage Park. Helen Hocker Theater is managed by Topeka Civic Theatre in partnership with Shawnee County Parks and Recreation.
- staff -
Topeka Civic Theatre has 21 full-time employees plus manages Helen Hocker Theater through a partnership with Shawnee County. A Board of Trustee’s oversees operations of TCT, a 501c3 along with an Endowment Board.
- why we do what we do -
Daily, we live, breath and act according to our mission. We passionately thank our volunteers, supporters, donors and Co-Producers for helping us carry out this mission. We encourage you to join us in celebrating the joys of live theatre.