Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts, founded in 1925 has grown into one of the largest community theatres in the country. The Theatre is in the process of a major capital and endowment growth project. In 2006, a major renovation of the facility led and managed by Grand Action invested over 10 million dollars in the Theatre’s four historic buildings. In the Fall of 2006, Civic Theatre’s artistic home, was renamed the Meijer Majestic Theatre in honor of Fred and Lena Meijer’s lead gift to this project. Civic Theatre completed the project with a 2.3 million dollar endowment and theatrical equipment campaign. Each year, Civic Theatre creates over a dozen productions and over 15000 hours of educational instruction. These programs are made possible by over 700 volunteers under the leadership of 9 professional staff and over 30 guest artists. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts is located in downtown Grand Rapids in an 80,000 square foot facility comprised

Visitor Amenities
  • Free public bathrooms: No
  • Free public parking: No
  • Handicap accessible: Yes

Artist & Connection Information

In September, we are producing a World Premiere of the THE BOATWRIGHT by Richmond, VA-based playwright, Bo Wilson. This is a play that features the construction of a 16' sailboat in a character's garage. We invite submissions themed on boat-building, particularly sculpture.