HOURS: M-F 10am – 6pm and open one hour prior to a performance
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIVE THEATRE
Give the gift of live theatre, to yourself or someone special. We have a variety of options to suite your needs. Only thing consistent is the flexibility of all our offerings.
Flexible Season Membership
Finally, a season membership you can use as you choose. Our season memberships are flexible, meaning that you choose which shows you attend and how many tickets you use. Every season membership comes with a bank of eight (8) tickets which you may use in any configuration to any Mainstage show of that season.JOIN
TCT Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for someone you love. Completely flexible, you may use gift certificates to purchase tickets to any show, food and drinks from the club and TCT Academy classes and camps. Purchase gift certificates in increments of $10 by stopping by or calling the Box Office at 357.5211 or online.
Season Memberships are not just for the Mainstage. KIDS Club is a youth Season Membership that provides you access to all of TCT’s Academy and TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) productions. The cost is $48 per year and you receive a flexible bank of six (6) tickets for the season plus the other great Season Membership benefits like discounted Academy classes and camps and early reservations. Buy a KIDS Club membership for a future star as a gift or something you can use together.
It’s a red hat, office party, ladies’ night out, book club, holiday or retirement…fun group thing.
Here at Topeka Civic Theatre, we don’t just welcome your group – we help you create a one-of-a-kind experience. Trust us. As the longest, continuously operating dinner theatre in the country, we’ve been hosting groups since 1936.
Tickets, Stages, Hours & FAQ
Topeka Civic Theatre is located in the beautiful old Gage Elementary School with two stages. Our sister theatre Helen Hocker Theater is located in Gage Park. All three stages bring unique and thrilling entertainment options to suit varied interests. Collectively we provide over 250 nights of entertainment and see over 40,000 guests each year. Come and experience the joy of live theatre.
To ensure everyone enjoys out theatre, wheel-chair accessible entrances, seating and restrooms are provided. Please let the Box Office know when reserving your tickets.
HEARING IMPAIRED SERVICES
The Sheffel Theatre (Mainstage) is equipped with a FM Listening System to aid patrons with hearing impairments. Headsets are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Ask your server for a headset upon arrival.
Topeka Civic Theatre has a no pet policy (unless, of course, they are acting on stage). Certified service animals, however, are more than welcome provided they do not disrupt the performance. Please alert the Box Office at the time of ticket purchase, so there is enough space to accommodate the furry friend.
Photography & Video
Prohibit the practice of video or audio recording of our production. Further more, flash cameras distract performers and audience members alike.
Additionally distracting is the use of cell phones, pagers and other electronic equipment. Most importantly, however, these devices can mess up our sound equipment. Turn them off during the performance. If you must be on-call, you need to leave your devices with your server who will notify you in case of an emergency.
WITH THAT SAID…
Once the show is over, please turn on your cell phones and tweet, Facebook live, post and more about the wonderful experience you had. Tag @TopekaCivicTheatre or use the show’s hashtag.
The show will go on unless a city-wide no-travel order is issue by the police. We’ve not had to cancel a performance for this reason for many many years. Should it happen all media outlets would be notified to make the announcement.
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Just some guidelines and suggestions to make your visit memorable.
TCT is a smoke-free environment. A designated smoking area is located outside the theatre to the south and marked. We appreciate your cooperation.
WHAT TO WEAR
Topeka Civic Theatre has been named Topeka’s favorite date night location, so it is a wonderful opportunity to dress up. The exception, of course, is if you choose to dress with the theme of the show. It’s not uncommon to see guests (and servers) dressed in ’80s rock attire when seeing Rock of Ages or to have a dozen Dorthy’s in the audience during The Wizard of Oz.
DINING AND DRINKS
The TCT Club staff work hard to make sure your night is a JOY. Please tip accordingly and don’t forget to consider the price of your meal, which is not reflected on your final ticket since you prepaid.
TCT offers an extensive wine list and offers take-home packaging so don’t hesitate to order that special bottle.
The way service flows on a Mainstage performance dinner night is as follows: Server takes drink order, then soup or salad order. You go through the buffet. Yum. Then about 30 minutes (no less than 15 minutes), your server will take your intermission order. This is when you need to order desserts, drinks or snacks that you’d like delivered during intermission. Your check will arrive during intermission and your server will be back at the end of the show to settle up.
The joy of live theatre is ageless. However, some productions are best suited for different audiences.
TCT ACADEMY & TYA
Our youth productions are held in the Oldfather Theatre and are tailored for children of any age. The shows are around one hour in length and tailored for our budding stars.
TCT MAINSTAGE & STUDIO
Our Mainstage and Studio shows run approximately two hours in length and most are not suited for children under the age of four. If a show contains adult content or strong language, we will post a warning on the show page.
Laugh Lines – adult content / high school age and up
The Freshman Class – family-friendly improv comedy
Senior Class – family-friendly improv comedy
WTCT Radio Players – family-friendly improv comedy
If you are not sure if a show is appropriate for you or a guest, please contact the Box Office who will offer guidance.
Tickets: Mainstage / Sheffel
You may purchase show only tickets or add on dinner or brunch. All prices listed below do not include tax and facility fees.
MAINSTAGE SHOW & DINNER
(Friday & Saturday)
MAINSTAGE SHOW & BRUNCH
Tickets: Studio / Oldfather
Ticket prices does not include sales tax and facility fees.
TICKETS: Academy & Performance Companies
Ticket prices do not include sales tax.
TCT’s ACADEMY & ADULTS PERFORMING FOR CHILDREN (TYA)
CHILD: $6 [12 and under]
THE FRESHMAN CLASS
THE SENIOR CLASS
WTCT RADIO PLAYERS
Topeka Civic Theatre offers multiple choices for entertainment on three stages.
Topeka Civic Theatre’s Mainstage, also known as The Sheffle Theatre, is home to eight productions each year including musical, dramas, classics and comedies.
Also located in our building at 8th & Oakley is the Oldfather Theatre, a smaller, more intimate space that offers a wide range of entertainment including children’s shows, thought provoking Studio plays, and creative senior programming.
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.
No matter your taste in entertainment, Topeka Civic Theatre offers a memorable experience for everyone.
HHT BOX OFFICE
ADDRESS: 700 SW Zoo Pkwy | Topeka, KS 66606
HOURS: The Box Office opens one hour prior to a performance
Administrative Office | M-F: 10am – 5pm | 785.251.5990
SEATING: All seating is first come, first served with ticket
CAPACITY: 100 to 108 people
SEATING STYLE: Chairs on risers
Ticket price does not include tax
ADULT & BATH HOUSE PLAYERS
HHT YOUTH THEATRE
If you have questions or comments, we’d love to help and hear from you. Please use the box to the right to contact us or give us a call at 785.357.5211. Thank you and we’ll see you at the theatre.