Holland Community Theatre started in 1960, performing at Holland High School’s Performing Arts Center for many years. Eventually, the name was amended to Holland Civic Theatre. As time went on, HCT needed a place to call home, so the building at 50 West 9th Street was purchased. A group of volunteers set out to make this former Grace Episcopal Church into a theatrical performance space. The building was painted, updated, renovated, fitted for seating and a stage was built. In 2019, in order to better align themselves as a community organization, the group changed their name back to The Holland Community Theatre.
Holland Civic Theatre is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. Our theatre runs on the power of volunteers, both on and backstage.
HISTORY OF HCT
Membership in Holland Community Theatre, as well as all aspects of the productions, are open to the public. Theatre experience is not required. A cordial invitation is extended to all interested individuals and families to stop at HCT Playhouse at any time. Everyone is welcome at Holland Community Theatre. Our focus for HCT is to continue to provide excellent productions and learning opportunities for all ages, genders and nationalities.
The Mission of Holland Community Theatre
"Holland Community Theatre encourages theatre arts through education, training, and experience in the production of living theatre for the recreation and entertainment of the citizens of the community which supports it."
Opening nights are special events at HCT! After each opening night show, everyone in the audience is invited to join the cast, crew and directors in the lobby for an Opening Night reception. (Black-tie optional...)
When you make your reservations for the next HCT show, make it on opening night and stay after the performance to enjoy the refreshments and festivities.
Currently we have 3 Main Stage performances in our season, fall, winter and spring. In addition, we present three family-oriented productions: a holiday show, a children's show, and a show cast by teens. Alongside these 6 productions, we offer various other activities, including workshops, ‘Santa at the Mall’, new play presentations, dinner meetings & membership parties. The Holland Civic Theatre building is also available as a rental.