Hickory Community Theatre

Craving a night of Hickory entertainment? Come out and enjoy a great show at the one and only Hickory Community Theatre. The first vision of what is now the Hickory Community Theatre occurred in 1947 and has resulted in a fabulous, artistic community that is proud to bring quality entertainment to Hickory families and theater lovers! If you love to perform, Hickory Community Theater encourages you to come and audition for its upcoming season.

Hickory Community Theatre is proud to bring you diverse and unique productions that span decades. Performances include everything from "Sister Act," "Elf," and "The Hobbit," to "Ragtime," "True West" and "Lend Me a Tenor."

For the youngest performers in the community, Hickory Community Theatre offers RugBug Theatre. RugBug Theatre at HCT is an opportunity for young people to perform for our youngest audiences. RugBug actors’ ages range from 6-15 years old. Actors rehearse, learn lines and blocking, wear costumes and perform on our RugBug stage. There is no cost to the actor. All actors must be at all performances. Auditions are open to everyone! Ethnic diversity is strongly encouraged, and is part of the theatre’s vision.

No experience is necessary. The best way to prepare for auditions is to practice reading out loud from any book, speaking loudly and clearly. For auditions, actors will be reading from the script, and doing lots of improvisation (so wear clothes you can roll around in). Actors need only attend one audition date. All actors must be AT LEAST at first grade reading level.

The Hickory Community Theatre was first visualized in 1947 when a planning group met in the apartment of Buddy Deal, a part-time college student and touring actor. During the next sixteen months, progress was made irregularly until February 19, 1949, when a meeting was held to formally organize a theatrical group.

The institution was named The Hickory Little Theatre and the first live performance was set for May 24, 1949, in the Hickory City Auditorium. The production was composed of three one-act plays including "The Enchanted Night," "The Valiant," and "Curse You, Jack Dalton."

Hickory Community Theatre will make you laugh, cry and ponder the human experience. Hickory Community Theatre is located at 30 3rd Street NW, Hickory, NC. Purchase tickets online at www.hickorytheatre.org or call (828) 328-2283 for additional information.