The mission of Circle Arts Theatre is to entertain, educate, and inspire our community through exceptional theatre arts.
In 1968, Elizabeth Elliott, a divorced mother of two special needs children, took the ultimate leap of faith by quitting her job as a registered nurse to devote her life to Circle Arts Theatre. On September 22, 2018, Circle Arts Theatre celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala celebration at the McKenna Events Center. There have been many significant changes over the last 50 years from our original restricted venue to our newly renovated theatre, from one production in 1969 to currently 8 productions. The variety of our offerings has included Shakespeare, human comedies, drama, mysteries, fantasies and melodramas. We offer Klasses In Drama (K.I.D.s) for 7-14 year olds, and The Inner Circle, our by-audition-only teenage repertory company for ages 14-18, that brings live theatre to the schools of Comal and surrounding counties.
Even though Elizabeth left us in 2008, the one guiding principal over the years has been her philosophy, “Professionalism is not a category for payment, but an attitude of behavior.”
So please join us as we begin our 53rd Season, complete with all the fun, entertainment and excellence, you have come to expect from Circle Arts Theatre.
—Patrick Ricci, Jr., President