After 95 years of serving the Evansville community, Evansville Civic Theatre is in danger of closing its doors permanently due to lack of revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why, today, ECT officials launched the “Save Civic Theatre” campaign, asking the public’s help to keep this Evansville institution alive and thriving beyond the pandemic.
“For generations, Evansville Civic Theatre has been the place where our community came together to laugh, to cry; to be mystified and to be entertained,” said Lauren Singleton, president of the ECT Board of Directors. “It’s where kids and adults have learned to sing, to dance, or just found a place to belong.
“Now, all of that is another thing we’re in danger of losing to COVID-19.”
The campaign to “Save Civic Theatre” is an attempt to raise approximately $135,000, which would keep the theatre operational through the beginning of the 2021-2022 season in August 2021. These funds would supplement the Paycheck Protection Program loan and an Arts, Cultural & Destination Marketing Organization Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, which has helped keep the non-profit theatre remain open through 2020. These other funds either have expired or expire on December 31.
Full details of how the theatre will use funds raised can be found at: