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Henderson Civic Theatre

(903) 657-2968

About Us

Henderson Civic Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging and educating the general public through the presentation, performance, and promotion of dramatic arts in all forms. Founded to encourage dramatic arts and education within the community, HCT has since impacted the greater East Texas area.

Incorporated in 1986, Henderson Civic Theatre purchased the historic 1885 Opera House in 1988. Renovations have been ongoing to bring the quaint theatre to its current state-of-the-art status. The most recent renovations completed include a new projector and screen, an elegant expanded lobby, a new rehearsal and rental space, and new restrooms. 

HCT’s production season begins in the fall each year and comprises of five productions, as well as a special production performed during Henderson’s annual Syrup Festival. The theatre sponsors other unique events throughout the year and is committed to furthering its outreach endeavors through new programs, partnerships, and community involvement.


Elf Jr.

Directed by Gina Hughes

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts  and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised,  unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor  toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's  permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his  birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh  reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother  doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new  family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer  embrace his or her "inner elf" with plenty of large ensemble numbers  featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type.

This is a must see show the entire family will enjoy. 







Up-Coming Season

2018/2018 33rd Season

We are very excited for our up-coming season. Please check back with more info soon.




 To Kill a Mockingbird Directed by Nikki Driver
     Auditions 12/10 -11/18 7:00 p.m.

 The Christians Directed by Preston Orr
     Auditions 2/25 -26/19 7:00 p.m.

 Death of a Salesman
     Auditions 4/29 - 30/19 7:00 p.m. 


Up-coming Season:

Elf Jr

Directed by Gina Hughes
Auditions 10/1-2/18 Henderson Civic Theatre Annex

Show Dates:12/7 - 12/16/18


Directed by Nikki Driver
Auditions 12/10 -11/18 

Show Dates: 2/22 - 3/3/19

The Christians directed by Preston Orr
Auditions 2/25 -26/19 

Show Dates: 5/3 - 5/12/19

Death of a Salesman

Directed by KayCee Fitzgerald
Auditions 4/29 - 30/19 

Show Dates: 6/21 - 6/30/19

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 521, Henderson, Texas 75653

Physical Address

122 E Main St, Henderson, Texas 75654

Box Office (903) 657-2968