Fort Wayne Civic Theatre entertains, enlightens, inspires, educates and enriches the community through quality live theatre.
|1927-28||Fort Wayne Community Theatre Guild established. The two productions were Seven Keys to Baldpate and The Charm School.|
|1931||Name changes to “Old Fort Players” and seven or eight productions were presented in 1931. Old Fort Players then move into the Majestic Theatre with its large 80' x 40' stage for the next 231 productions. Ben Hur had live horses in chariot race on a treadmill!
|1940||Name changes to “Fort Wayne Civic Theatre” and tax-exempt status is awarded. Orchestra formed to play an overture prior to each performance.|
|1953||First Anthony Awards presented in recognition of outstanding performances in several categories.|
|1955||Women's Guild formed. Through volunteers and financial assistance, the Guild continues its support to this day.|
|1957||Civic Theatre moves into the Palace Theatre.
|1973||Performing Arts Center (owned by Arts United) is the new home for the Civic Theatre.|
|2003-04||Civic Theatre elebrates 75 years and is the second largest community theatre in Indiana.|
Performing Arts Center is renamed ARTS UNITED CENTER.
|2006-07||Civic Theatre opens its second stage series named "Civic Off-Main."|
|2008-09||80th Anniversary: Celebrating 8 Dramatic Decades!