The historic buildings that serve as home to Abilene Community Theatre are in need of some help sprucing up!
The Round Building
The Round Building, next door, is part of the ACT "complex." It was built by the National Youth Administration in 1938, during the Depression, about 24 years after Fair Park - now known as Oscar Rose Park - opened. At one time, it was an active theater, even serving as home to KRBC Radio Station's live weekly radio shows in the 1950s.
This historic building is in need of a "facelift." The estimated cost to paint the exterior and perform other repairs to the structure is estimated to be $5,000.
ACT Main Stage
After performing in various locations through the early years, this location opened its doors in 1959 has been home to Abilene Community Theatre and its many theatrical productions since. An enjoyable experience for our patrons is always our goal. For our continued success and growth we must maintain this historic location as well as continue to provide updates and renovations that best benefit our theatre goers. This includes ongoing building maintenance and such repairs as roofing repairs and handicap accessibility improvements. ACT relies on the generous donations of the public to allow us to continue to provide a safe and attractive environment for patrons to comfortably enjoy shows and events.
ACT II | ACT's Center for Theatre Education
ACT II is the long building located next door to ACT Main Stage. This building has served many purposes over the years, notably as a children’s theatre. Over time, however, it was relegated to a storage building. Over the past year, great effort has been put in by many dedicated volunteers to restore this building so that it may once again return to use as an active theatre and learning center. This building will once again be used as a black box theatre, will host readings and other small events. ACT II will also be home to ACT’s Center for Theatre Education with the goal of providing children’s theater classes as well as theater workshops for teens and adults. Donations will go toward its remodel and its continued maintenance.