For 95 years, the Evansville Civic Theatre has served as a steadfast entertainment venue for the community. But now, our partners at WEHT-TV report the theatre is in danger of closing its doors permanently and has launched a campaign to raise funds.
As a result of the pandemic, the theatre has had to shut down plans for plays in the building, significantly impacting revenue from ticket sales. The station reports the “Save Civic Theatre” campaign hopes to raise $135,000, which would keep the venue operating through the beginning of next season.
Kevin Roach, the theatre’s managing artistic director, said he doesn’t know if the theatre will be able to survive without a major give back from the community.
According to the station, donations will go towards the theatre’s general fund, which will help cover costs for the mortgage, payroll, and utilities. Any remaining funds will be allocated towards helping to replace the theatre’s HVAC system and paving the parking lot.
You can find more information about the theatre’s campaign by clicking here.