Evansville’s Civic Theatre Will Be Leaving Historic Old Columbia Theatre Building
For the last 48 years, the Evansville Civic Theatre has performed at the old Columbia Theatre building at the corner of Fulton and Columbia, but after their 97th season, they'll be changing locations.
A Beacon of Self Expression
The Evansville Civic Theatre works hard to bring performing arts and entertainment to the Evansville area. They are a beacon of self-expression in the community. They often put on productions of all kinds that the community can come out and enjoy. This year marks the 97th season of the Evansville Civic Theatre, but it turns out they will soon be on the move to a new location.
Evansville Civic Theatre On the Move
After almost half a century of performing in their current building, which is the old Columbia Theatre building, they are planning on eventually making a move back to the Veteran's Coliseum downtown. The Veteran's Memorial Coliseum is actually the location where the Evansville Civic Theatre started nearly a century ago in 1925. While the ultimate goal is to eventually hold productions in the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, they will be performing at Bosse High School after this season for the time being.
The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana recently took to Facebook to make the announcement, and here is what they had to say:
Evansville Civic Theatre's 97th season will be its last in the historic old Columbia Theatre at Fulton Avenue and Columbia Street.The organization announced today its new temporary home will be at Bosse High School, with its ultimate goal of one day holding productions in the Vanderburgh County Veterans Memorial Coliseum.The Arts Council of Southwestern has been working with Vanderburgh County officials, Visit Evansville, Civic Theatre and other organizations on a renovation project that would inject new life into the Veteran's Coliseum — making it one of the most versatile and unique performing arts and entertainment venues in the Midwest.Evansville Civic Theatre has called the old Columbia Theatre home since 1974, but the move to the Coliseum would actually be a "return home." Civic Theatre traces its origins back to 1925, and in its early days, the organization held productions at the Coliseum and Bosse.Evansville Civic Theatre's final season at the Columbia Theatre begins in August with the hit musical "Tick Tick Boom." Other performances in the 97th season include "Fairview," "Steel Magnolias," "She Kills Monsters" (at Bosse), "Fahrenheit 451," with the final Civic production at Columbia and Fulton being "Big Fish."