Spokane Civic Theatre Academy | Live on The Living Stage | A Theatrical Performance
Spokane Civic Theatre Academy professional faculty provide top notch instruction to students 1st grade to adult! Classes available year round. Summer theatre camps for kids and teens!
Spokane Civic Theatre is a nationally recognized non-profit community theatre. Spokane Civic Theatre holds the most American Association of Community Theatres (AACT) National awards in the country!
The mission of Spokane Civic Theatre is to foster and operate a volunteer live community theatre of high artistic merit. Spokane Civic Theatre is a Not-for-profit 501C3 arts organization.
Incorporated in 1947, the Spokane Civic Theatre is one of the oldest community theatres in the country. Performances were staged first at the old Post Theater, then the Riverside Playhouse beginning in 1957 and until the present facility opened in 1967.
In 1972, a three story addition adjoining the backstage area provided space for set construction, rehearsal space, the costume shop, and offices.
In 1979, the lower level rehearsal space was converted into the Studio Theatre. It is currently used as a "black box" theatre designed as a venue for smaller, more experimental productions. In 1989 it was named after Firth J. Chew, a long-time volunteer who headed the original building fund drive.