To enrich the lives of citizens through live theater by expanding their insight into the human condition.
To provide a safe, inclusive and collaborative venue, sustained by a broad foundation of volunteers, where theatrical art is created to entertain, to enlighten, and to stimulate reflection and critical thinking.
To foster an enduring love for live theatre in every community member.
Spokane Civic Theatre is a nationally recognized non-profit theatre located in Spokane, Washington. Incorporated in 1947, our theatre is one of the oldest community theatres in the country.
From the outset, Spokane Civic Theatre has been active in a number of activities, both social and theatrical, and the tradition of public education has continued throughout our history.
Performances were first staged at the old Post Theater, then in the Riverside Playhouse from 1957 -1967. Our present facility opened in 1967 where we continue to perform productions today.Our present facility houses two performance spaces: the Main Stage theatre and the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre. The main auditorium is a proscenium theatre with a seating capacity of 339, while the Studio theatre is a small black box theatre seating approximately 88. The backstage area houses a scene shop, costume shop, storage for props, a fully furnished green room, and dressing rooms.
Spokane Civic Theatre is one of only a few community theatres that owns its own building and land.
Season and production sponsorships underwrite a large portion of the cost of production for each performance. We are excited to announce the sponsors for the upcoming season soon!
Spokane Civic Theatre has more than 1,000 volunteers who serve as actors, back stage crews, house managers, ushers, and board members. These volunteers contribute an estimated 55,000 hours every year.
Volunteers return to Civic time and again to support the theatre’s endeavors. In addition to volunteering their time, the Spokane Community has given incredible amounts in the form of donations that support us in our mission to provide and promote theatre excellence.
Board of Directors
President: Christina Wolf
Vice President: Randy Schwaegler
Treasurer: Sallie Christensen
Secretary: Janice Abramson
Member at Large: Ted Redman
Board of Directors
Board Member: Thomas Armitage
Board Member: Kenneth R. Bick
Board Member: Kathie Doyle-Lipe
Board Member: Corey Kahler
Board Member: Adell Whitehead
Member Emeritus: Margot Ogden (1925-2015)
President: Mary Starkey
Treasurer: Steve Barrett
Secretary: Heather McHenry – Kroetch
Board Member: Bob Francis
Board Member: Gail McLaughlin