Civic Theatre of Allentown
Civic Theatre of Allentown, 501(c)(3), founded in 1927 by two Morning Call reporters, as part of the “little theatre” movement of the late twenties, found its home in the 19th Street Theatre in 1957. Civic has been producing live theatre continuously ever since. With the mission to inspire, enlighten and entertain, the nonprofit theatre company is proud to be home to Civic Theatre School, the area’s first established training program for young actors. The organization also offers year-round arthouse cinema experiences and programming, opportunities for artists, musicians, storytellers and playwrights in their black box space, THE HUB, while producing first class non-profit theatre by and for the Greater Lehigh Valley area.
In 2018, Civic’s historic 19th Street Theatre was completely renovated to its original splendor, reopening in the fall of 2019. The renovations received recognition statewide and continue to amaze people who have not had the opportunity to come inside the doors of the hidden gem of the West End Theatre District.
Civic alumni include actors Christine Taylor, Dane DeHaan, Oakes and Winslow Fegley, Daniel Roebuck, Michaela Conlin, Tim Heidecker and Amanda Seyfried, as well as teachers, authors, public servants, chemists, businesspeople, doctors, lawyers, directors, choreographers, singers, dancers, and leaders throughout the community and across the country. #WeAreAllCivicTheatre
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entertains, inspires, and enriches lives by producing high quality theatre, presenting engaging films, and offering exceptional theatre education.