Looking for more information about Grand Rapids Civic Theatre? You just may find it here. This page will be consistently updated as we learn more about out patrons’ needs. Have a suggestion for Civic’s A to Z? Message us at AtoZ@grct.org

 

AccESSIBILITY ACCOUNT FORM

Our Accessibility Account Form has been designed to ensure that everyone is able to access and enjoy all aspects of Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s programming. We have a wide range of services, resources, and advice on hand to assist with a variety of needs. Knowing more about you will help us to tailor our offerings, and provide the best possible service each time. CLICK HERE to complete your form.

Accommodations

Joining us from out of town? CLICK HERE for Wander West Michigan’s list of top hotels in downtown Grand Rapids.

ADDRESS

We are located at 30 Division Ave N Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Advertising

We invite local businesses, organizations, and non-profits to purchase an ad in our virtual playbill. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

ALCOHOL

We serve alcohol on select nights at the theatre. Visit our STAGE DOOR DRINKS AND LIBATIONS page for more information, including which performance dates we offer beer, wine, and select cocktails. 

Audio Described Performances

Audio description is a live commentary interspersed with the actors’ dialogue.  Visit our Accessibility page for more information.

Auditions

Visit our Audition page for all of our upcoming auditions and additional information on what to expect before you take the stage.

ASL Interpretation

At select performances, a skilled ASL interpreter will be present to sign the entire performance as an additional resource for those with hearing impairments. Visit our Accessibility page for details.

Assisted Listening Devices

Williams Sound personal amplifying devices are available for check out on performance nights.

Building Access

Our auditorium is fully ramped on the main level. We also offer specific wheelchair seating along with a companion seat in five different sections of our theatre.

Changing Tables

Changing tables are located in the family restroom on the mainfloor as well as the family restroom on the Mezzanine level.

Child Attendance

Civic Theatre has a “no babe in arms” policy.  Per Grand Rapids Fire Marshall, all persons of any age must have a ticket and occupy their own seat in the theatre.

Classes

We offer a wide variety of classes with target audiences ranging from pre-K through adult. Visit grct.org/classes for more information.

CODE OF CONDUCT

You can find Civic’s Patron Code of Conduct HERE.

Concessions

Concessions are available prior to the performance and during intermission. We ask that patrons enjoy all snack selections in the lobby and refrain from bringing food and drinks other than water into the auditorium to help preserve our historic theatre.

Current Season

To learn more about the current Grand Rapids Civic Theatre season, CLICK HERE.

Dining

CLICK HERE to learn more about downtown Grand Rapids dining from Experience Grand Rapids.

Donate

  • Donate Online HERE
  • Mail your gift to: Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 30 Division Ave N, Grand Rapids MI 49503. Checks payable to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. 
  • Contact McKenzie Rounds at m.rounds@grct.org or 616-222-6650 x6658 with any questions or to make a donation.
  • Visit grct.org/become-a-donor for additional opportunities to make a difference at Civic! 
  • To donate items to the theatre for the use of sets, props, or costumes, CLICK HERE for appropriate staff contacts.

Education

We offer a wide variety of classes with target audiences ranging from pre-K through adult. Visit grct.org/classes for more information.

Email

Visit grct.org/about and scroll to the “Our Staff” section for a complete list of Civic email contacts.

Familiarization Tours

Check out our Virtual Google Tour HERE. This guide will walk you through all of the areas you may encounter during a performance.

Flex Passes

Flex Passes are available for sale through the end of November in a calendar year. 2024-25 Flex Passes are available now with an Early Bird discount through June 30th. 

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates may be purchased in any denomination online, through our Box Office, or over the phone. CLICK HERE to purchase a gift card.

Hearing Loop System

Our theatre has a T-Coil Hearing Loop system installed throughout the house.

Hours of Operation

Our Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 10:00AM – 5:00 PM as well as one hour before showtime on performance dates.Interns

Internships are sometimes available for students in both high school as well as college. Visit our Now Hiring page for open positions.

Jobs

Visit our Now Hiring page for open positions.

Late Arrival Policy

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager at the first appropriate and safe break that allows for the least disruption for the actors and audience. 

Low Sensory Night

Our Low Sensory Night includes reduced sound volume, adjusted lights, limited seating, and an opportunity to learn about the show ahead of time make the experience of live theatre more accessible for individuals with diverse sensory needs and their families/caretakers. Visit our Accessibility page for more information.

“PAY WHAT YOU WANT” JANUARY

This season we are excited to share “Pay What You Want January” in an effort to make theatre more accessible by removing the burden of a price point. For each and every performance of Clyde’s, a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, audience members can choose to pay what they wish to attend. The amount you pay is based on what you are able and willing to give the production, whether that is the cost of a small coffee or the bill for a large dinner. The important thing to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is that we are able to share impactful live art with our community. Reserve your seat online, via phone or in person as soon as individual tickets go on sale, or choose your seats today if you’re a 2023-24 Season Passholder.

“PAY WHAT YOU WANT” WEDNESDAYS

Throughout the entire 2023-24 Season, we offer a “Pay What You Want” performance to the public each Wednesday. The amount you pay is based on what you are able and willing to give the production, whether that is the cost of a small coffee or the bill for a large dinner. The important thing to us is that we are able to share live art with you, without the burden of a price point.  Reserve your seat online, via phone or in person as soon as individual tickets go on sale, or choose your seats today if you’re a 2023-24 Season Passholder.

Parking and Arrival Times

Please allow at least 30 minutes to park and arrive at the Theatre once you are downtown. Doors open for seating 30 minutes before each performance.  Arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled performance time. Visit our Parking and Transportation page for helpful information on parking.

Performance Cancellations

Performance cancellations due to weather or other circumstances are very rare. When a performance must be canceled, we will make every attempt to contact you and to make arrangements for an alternative date.

Performance Times

  • Wednesday – Saturday evenings at 7:30pm
  • Sundays at 2:00pm
  • *Theatre for Young Audiences productions and the Holiday Show also have Saturday matinees at 2:00pm

Phone

Visit grct.org/about and scroll to the “Our Staff” section for a complete list of Civic phone contacts.

Playbill

Since 2021, Civic’s playbills have gone digital! Access our online playbill archive HERE.

Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable and no credits can be issued for unused tickets.

Relaxed Environment Performances

A Relaxed Environment performance is perfect for anyone who benefits from being able to make a noise, leave and return to their seat or access the toilets during the performance. Visit our Accessibility page for more information.

Rentals

Civic Theatre may have Scenic Design, Props, and Costume Elements available for rent. To inquire, CLICK HERE for appropriate staff contacts.

Request a Donation

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is happy to support local 501(c)3 organizations and their fundraising efforts. CLICK HERE to learn more and make a request.

SAFETY

The Theatre’s statement on Health and Safety can be found HERE.

Sensory Backpacks

Our theatre has Sensory Backpacks available for check out at every performance. Visit our Accessibility page for more information.

Service Animal Policy

Licensed Service Animals and those in training are welcome in our building. Visit our Accessibility page for more information.

School Tours

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at one of the largest community theatres in the nation? Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts hosts tours for schools. CLICK HERE for details.

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Social Media

You can find Grand Rapids Civic Theatre on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM.

 

STAGE DOOR DRINKS AND LIBATIONS

We serve alcohol on select nights at the theatre. Visit our STAGE DOOR DRINKS AND LIBATIONS page for more information, including which performance dates we offer beer, wine, and select cocktails. 

Third Party Ticket Sellers

We neither control nor endorse resellers who are not associated with our venue and often price our tickets significantly higher than face value. Buy from us and you never have to worry.

Transportation

For alternative transportation options while visiting Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, visit our Parking and Transportation page.

Touch Tours

A Touch Tour will  be provided for customers who are blind and/or partially-sighted to familiarize themselves with the set ahead of the Audio Descriptive performance. Visit our Accessibility page for more information.

Volunteers

We would love to have you be a part of the Civic family! Visit our Volunteer page to learn more about all of the ways you can get involved at Civic.

Young Artist Studio

A ten-month intensive training program providing experienced MENTORSHIP, advanced TRAINING, and growth OPPORTUNITIES for young artists in grades 7-12 who are considering a career in theatre performance or production. Learn more HERE.