The mission of Rochester Civic Theatre is to ENGAGE community organizations through collaboration and shared resources, ENRICH lives through education and outreach, and ELEVATE human connection through theatre arts.




The Rochester Civic Theatre was founded in 1951 and is proud to be celebrating it's 70th season as Rochester's longest running community theatre. The Civic has been an integral source of arts and culture for Rochester and southeast Minnesota. Since their founding, the Rochester Civic Theatre (RCT) has evolved into an award-winning, multidisciplinary theater and has recently acquired a fresh and energized leadership and board.

Post Bulletin Article by John Molseed on RCT's 70 years

  • Wheelchair seating and infrared listening system available at RCT, please let us know your needs when you order tickets.

  • We offer interpreted performances, please check with the box office.

  • Service dogs welcome, please make sure to alert us ahead of time so we can make room for your four legged friend.




​The Rochester Civic Theatre is committed to providing equal access to employment, programming, educational and outreach programming, and volunteer opportunities, regardless of race, national origin, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, and disability. The Rochester Civic Theatre practices color-blind casting and encourages people of all races, creeds, and cultures to audition.