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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.



This  is a one-night-only production and fundraiser for next season's opener.  Make plans to be at HCT on the evening of Saturday May 19 to experience  George Brant's brilliant script, Grounded.

A female fighter  pilot lives and breathes the blue. Nothing in her life compares to the  feeling of being up there, alone in her sky. That is until she finds out  she's pregnant and can no longer fly. George Brant has crafted a  masterpiece of lyricism, poetry, and drone warfare. Don't miss out on an  opportunity to experience this brilliant show and support the upcoming  season at HCT in the process. Mark your calendar for the evening of May  19!

*Rated R*

Tickets are $10 

You may purchase them on-line here  or at the door at the show. 

Up-Coming Show


Auditions for the timeless classic "Charlotte's Web" directed by Amie  Mathis, will be held May 14 & 15   from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at  Henderson Civic Theatre. Large cast ages 5-20 needed. (Showdates will be  July 13,14,15,20,21,22).

Fern Arable ...........a young girl
John Arable............Father
Martha Arable........Mother
Avery Arable..........Brother
Homer Zuckerman....Uncle
Edith Zuckerman.......Aunt
Lurvy.........................Hired hand
Wilbur.......................A Pig
Templeton................A Rat
Charlotte..................A Spider
Goose, Gander, Sheep, Lamb..........Farm Animals / Chorus
Reporter, Photographer, Spectators, Judges, Fairgoers, Announcer,
Uncle (pig), Spiders............Extras


Youth Troupe The Devil and Daniel Webster

The Limelight Players' Youth Troupe will have two local  fundraising  performances of their show "The Devil and Daniel Webster"  on Saturday, May 19th at 11am & 2pm. In June, they will take this  same show to the stage at the Irving Arts Center during the Texas Non  Profit Theatre's Youth Conference. Make plans to see it here in  Henderson and support these talented young actors...one day only!

Tickets will be sold at the door for a minimum donation of $5/each


July 19th Fundraiser for fall opener 1 night only $10 Rated R 

Charlotte's Web

Auditions: May 14th & 15th 7pm

Show Dates: July 13th-15th, 20th-22nd

Contact Us

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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