Our Mission

The Rochester Civic Theatre Company is a non-profit organization that educates and enriches the adults and young people of Rochester and southeastern Minnesota through the production and presentation of live theater, music and dance.

Southeastern Minnesota’s Premier Producer and Presenter:

Rochester Civic Theatre
The Rochester Civic Theatre Company is southeastern Minnesota’s premier producer and presenter of professional and community theater, live music, and dance.

Established in 1951, the Civic has matured into an award-winning, multidisciplinary theater and performing arts resource for the City of Rochester and the entire Southeast Minnesota tri-state area.

Rochester Civic Theatre Company performances feature local, national, and international artists. Additionally, the Theatres’ education department provides classes, advanced training, and performance opportunities for actor of all ages.

We celebrate and build upon our interdependence with our community and are committed to demonstrating generosity-of-spirit in all our work and to each of our 45,000 annual audience members and students.


Rochester Civic Theatre Company is honored to have received the following awards:

Congratulations to the Civic Action Committee Members, winners of two Ardee Awards, October 2016 (details below).


Ardee Awards

2016 People's Choice Award, Women On Wednesdays

2015 Arts Collaboration Award, Olmsted County Adult Detention Center & Rochester Civic Theatre Company

2014 Arts Collaboration AwardRochester Arts Council & Rochester Civic Theatre Company

2013 "People's Choice" Award

Friend of the Family Award
Gay Lesbian Community Services of Southeast Minnesota, 2012


Seasonal or project specific funding is gratefully received from the following:

Minnesota Clean Water Think Mutual Bank GRANTS & SUPPORTS Mayo Clinic

Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation