Our hearts go out to the family of Paul A. Dreher, retired Managing Director (1960-1999) of the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Under Paul's leadership, the theatre grew to one of the largest and most influential community theatres in the country. Paul's passion for great theatre as a manager, direcor, actor and lighting designer is deeply embedded in the soul of the theatre. We thank Paul and his family for the years of service and dedication to their community. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Maureen, Catherine and Paul II in this time of loss.
View Paul Dreher Retirement Book (circa 1999) on Scribd
View the MLive article about Paul
Announcing Our Very Anticipated 88th Season!
Our 2013|14 Season is undoubtedly one of the most amazing season line-ups ever for the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, which includes a 2012 Tony Award Winning Play AND one of the most highly acclaimed musicals of the past 25 years. The 2013|14 will bring eight new productions to the beautiful Meijer Majestic Stage and the return of one very favorite American musical classic.So, go ahead and check it out! We're confident you're going to be as excited as we are!
Purchase a Season Ticket Package and SAVE!
Season Tickets Packages are completely flexible — You choose the shows and how many tickets for each show! Purchase a Season Ticket Package for our 2013|14 season now and pick your shows when you are ready! Not only will you enjoy considerable savings over our regular individual ticket prices, but there are many other perks available only to those who purchase a Season Ticket Package — prioroty seating, discounts to other Grand Rapids Arts organizations, savings on classes through the School of Theatre Arts, and more! Learn more about purchasing a Season Ticket Package.
Check Out What's Happening at GRCT School of Theatre Arts
The Civic School of Theatre Arts offers a complete range of acting, dance, and technical theatre classes for everyone from age 4 through adults. No matter what your skill level, there's a class that is just right for you, from novice classes that introduce theatre basics to advanced acting classes that offer college-level training. There are even summer camps and traveling theatre troupes that give young people a chance to develop their knowledge and skills in all aspects of theatre arts.
We are very proud to have enriched the talents, skills, and lives of over 1,600 students each year through the award-winning programs offered through the Civic School of Theatre Arts!
Volunteer at GRCT
Central to the Civic Theatre's success through the years are the many volunteers who help make it all happen! Just about everywhere you look at the Civic Theatre you will find volunteers: actors, singers and dancers, technicians and carpenters, costume sewers, ushers and coat check attendants, tour guides, and stage crew — they are all volunteers. In fact, the Civic Theatre has a network of over 800 volunteers who donate countless hours of time each year to bring this stage and theatre to life. Learn more about joining the GRCT volunteer team.
Make A Donation
Much of the support for the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts comes through general donations from our many friends and patrons. Please consider making a donation today to support the arts in your community!