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Kearney Community Theatre

83 Plaza Boulevard

Amateur theater has been alive and well in Kearney for at least 100 years. Historical newspaper archives often contain stories about local actors presenting plays of all kinds at local theaters, in parks and on the stages of schools.

Kearney Community Theatre grew from a core group of Kearneyites that had been presenting one or two shows a year from the late 50’s into the mid- 1970s. KCT was formally organized in 1977.

From 1977 to 1984, KCT began presenting 4 to 5 shows a year and, since there was no permanent home stage, the productions were staged in a variety of venues around town – The courtroom of the old Buffalo County Courthouse (“Twelve Angry Men”), the ballroom of the old Elks Club (22nd and 1st Avenue), the Fort Kearney Hotel (also 22nd and 1st), the First Methodist Church (“Amal and the Night Visitors”), and the Miriam Drake Theater at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.


Barbara Rasmussen

Sunday, July 29, 2018
This place is beautiful. There are some beautiful plays that this theater do during their season.

Laura Rozema

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Kearney is so lucky to have such a wonderful facility for live theatre. Love seeing shows and being in shows here!

john martin

Monday, July 23, 2018
My first play ever. I enjoyed every minute of it

Monty Shultz

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Great atmosphere. Cats was awesome!!

Shaun Clark

Friday, March 9, 2018
They are an excellent home grown volunteer organization that will draw you into the production. I highly recommend it.

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