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Topeka Civic Theatre And Academy

3028 SouthWest 8th Avenue


Bringing our diverse community together to learn about, experience, and celebrate the joys of live theatre.


Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy offers multiple choices for entertainment on three stages in Topeka. Our TCT Mainstage offers the opportunity to take in a dinner performance or enjoy a non-dinner show with drinks & desserts from the TCT Club. The Club offers a full bar with a wide selection of spirits and is well-known for delightful desserts. Also located in our building at 8th & Oakley is the Oldfather Theatre, a smaller more intimate space that offers a wide range of entertainment from children's shows, thought provoking studio plays, and creative senior programming. A short distance from TCTA, Helen Hocker Theater offers a wide range of programming in Gage Park. Helen Hocker Theater is managed by TCTA in partnership with Shawnee County. No matter your taste in entertainment, TCTA offers five-star entertainment for everyone!


TCTA maintains a policy of equal opportunity without regard for race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability or citizenship, as well as other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and in the enjoyment of our programming. Our equal opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of our programming including employment, volunteering onstage, backstage or in other capacities, participating in classes or workshops, and attending our productions.


Eric Tolbert

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
What a wonderful place. Longest running dinner theatre in the country. The cast and crew talent at this theatre far exceeds what you would expect from a community of this size. These folks love theatre and "their theatre" and it shows. You can safely expect a great theatre experience with no risk of being disappointed.

Ex Nusquam

Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017
A great local venue for local and semi local talent. The food here is always good. Sometimes it's great. I think they cater it. The premises are well kept and the location is of the beaten path but easy enough to locate. Talent in a town this size is hit and miss, but I've never left this place without being entertained. Local kids can learn the ropes of theatre production and it gives the community exposure to a variety of both classic and modern productions. Recommend to all visitors and residents of Topeka that enjoy dinner and a show.

Christopher McGinley

Friday, July 28, 2017
This is a wonderful arts and culture venue. They have excellent productions with a buffet style catered dinner. They also have a 3 week summer youth camp for both acting and theater tech. This is a great opportunity for kids interested in the theater.

Tammi Zimmerman

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Superior Donuts on Old Father Stage really was a very good performance by all! A Russian, Polish, Irish, and African Americans can get a long for romance, justice, and compassion.

Linda Paulley

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Our visit was on an off day. We were given a fantastic tour by our Topeka cousins the Gormans. What a fascinating theatre. Staff though busy with admin/summer camps for kids etc were very friendly. Loved the layout of the large and small stages, dressings Great history of this building!!

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