Circle Arts Theatre, founded in 1968 by Elizabeth Elliott, was originally located in the Old Exhibition Hall on the Fairgrounds, but soon found its permanent home in beautiful Landa Park. The theatre is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and inspiring the community through exceptional theatre arts. Each year 4 Major Productions, 1 Wurstfest Melodrama, and 1 Next Step Production are produced. Major Productions range from musicals to classics, and comedies to dramas. The Wurstfest Melodrama is always an original script with audience participation, bad puns, and throwing popcorn. For those who want an edgier show, The Next Step Production fills this need. Besides a full season of shows, the theatre also has a youth touring company, The Inner Circle, which takes theatre to surrounding schools. Rounding out the offerings, is a school of drama, Circle Arts K.I.D.s, for elementary and middle school children which produces two children’s shows.
Our 2023 Season:Four Old Broads- February 3-26The Mousetrap- March 31- April 16Grease- July 7-30A Comedy of Tenors- September 29-15The PrinceWurst Bride (our annual Melodrama)- November 3-124 Bonus Shows:Winnie the Pooh- April 28-30Windows or Only Solid Air- May 12-13Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer- December 1-3Inner Circle Holiday Show (TBD)- December 8-10