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Henderson Civic Theatre

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.

Annual Meeting- July 23rd

Attention all current members Our annual meeting will be held at Henderson Civic Theatre at 6:30 p.m.  We will be electing new board members and will be voting on 2 by-law resolutions.


Charlotte's Web

Discover the true meaning of friendship and life's everyday miracles as Henderson Civic Theatre presents Charlotte's Web July 13-15 & July 20-22nd. Get caught in Charlotte's Web to save Wilbur, the  adorable and "radiant" pig. You'll make friends all over again with Fern and Avery and all the charming barnyard characters that you remember in E.B.  White’s beloved tale. This is a must see show for the entire family from the  youngest to oldest member. 

Board of Director Candidates



Gina Hughes is a wife and mother of 2 beautiful (almost grown) children.  She has been involved in numerous productions and events at HCT over the last several years, including fundraising, marketing, stage managing, and directing. She currently chairs the Development committee which oversees scheduling and rental of the theatre as well as some fundraising. Gina is also co creator and president of HCT's first children's theatre, The Limelight Players, which currently has an enrollment of 33 children ages 5-18 and is winding down a successful first season. Gina has been serving on the board for past 3 years and is seeking to serve an additional term of 3 years.



Jason Martin had been with HCT for many years. He has served as President, Vice President, and box office head.  He has been on stage and back stage and has directed 3 shows at HCT.  He is also President of the theater booster club for HHS.  His wife Alesia has helped for many years taking reservations and both his kids grew up on the HCT stage. Jason loves HCT and hopes to help in the continued growth and success. Jason has been serving on the board for the past 3 years and is seeking to serve an additional term of 3 years



Nikki Driver lives in Henderson with her family and teaches fourth grade at Northside. Beyond the school day, she enjoys working on projects with her husband, often related to theater. From the workshop to the stage, she has experienced all aspects of production and looks forward to more great shows ahead.



Emili Foster is a resident of Henderson with her husband and two daughters.  She teaches 6th grade reading at Henderson Middle School.  Outside of school, Emili is an active member of FUMC Henderson and spends much of her spare time involved in the ministries of the church. After seeing the impact theater had on her own children through HCT, she became involved in Middle School One Act Play to share the love of theater with her students.



Michelle King has been an active member of HCT since 2003 and is excited to be considered for the HCT Board of Directors. King has directed, acted, and run tech for numerous productions. She and her husband also directed drama camps at HCT from 2007-2010. King works for Carthage ISD and is a certified teacher for both music and theatre. She thanks you for considering her nomination.



Carmen Matlock has been instrumental in her sons’ theatre path since 2005: Chaperoning to TNT, summer camp, and seeing the difference it made in her children. She is active at her church organizing VBS, Fall Fest, Christmas Play, and getting door prizes.Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.

Up-Coming Season

2018/2018 33rd Season

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


Want to be a pirate? Auditions for Treasure Island are coming up.
July 16th & 17th 7: p.m. at Henderson Civic Theatre.

Directed by Travis Driver
He is looking for:
9 men (18+)
1 women(18+)
1 male age 14-25

Show dates:
9/28- 10/7/18


Charlotte's Web 

Directed by Amie Mathis 

Show Dates: July 13-15 & July 20-22

Treasure Island 

Directed by Travis Driver

Auditions 7/16-17/18. Henderson Civic Theatre Annex 7:00 p.m.

Show Dates: 9/28- 10/7/18

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

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 521, Henderson, Texas 75653

Physical Address

122 E Main St, Henderson, Texas 75654

Box Office (903) 657-2968