Civic Theatre of Allentown is the Lehigh Valley’s premiere community theatre. It is a place to experience extraordinary productions in a 500-seat theatre centrally located in the West End of Allentown.
Each year, Civic stages more than 50 public performances of four to six Broadway musicals, classic dramas, and award-winning contemporary plays from on and off-Broadway. The diversity of subject matter explored on Civic’s stage ranges from literary classics like Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to blockbuster musicals such as Beauty and the Beast to provocative dramas such as The Fifth of July and Circle Mirror Transformation. Civic draws on a volunteer corps of more than 300 volunteers. Annual audience for live theatre is 18,000, including 3,500 children who visit with their class.
With a deep pool of local talent and its academically-trained artistic director-choreographer who has worked on Broadway and off-Broadway, Civic has achieved standards of artistic and technical excellence that are generally considered beyond the reach of most community theatres.