Quincy Community Theatre
Founded:
1923
Contact Title:
Executive Director
Contact Name:
Dan Conboy
Address:
300 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 118
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone Number:
(217) 222-3209
Fax Number:
(217) 222-3188
Email:
Director@1qct.org
Website:
www.1Qct.Org
Opportunities:

Areas of Charitable Support Needed: General Operating Budget, Student Theatre Educational Programs, Endowment Fund. Ways to Give Include: Cash, In-kind, Trusts, Wills, and Bequests.


Communities:
Camp Point, IL, Canton, MO, Ewing, MO, Fowler, IL, Hannibal, MO, Macomb, IL, Mendon, IL, Quincy, IL, Shelbina, MO
Categories:
Children and Family Services, Community Outreach, Education, Fine Arts

Quincy Community Theatre

Mission:

To offer and perpetuate quality theatre entertainment and education in the performing arts through “community” participation. Community includes the City of Quincy and surrounding Tri-State Area.

History:

The Quincy Community Theatre was founded in 1923 and has provided an outlet for community members to display their talents in quality theatre with an amazing array of productions. World War II meant the suspension of theatre activities, but reopened in 1953 producing five plays in six weeks during the summer on the grounds of the Quincy Art Club. In 1964, a building at 13th & Payson was purchased and was renovated to its capabilities enabling production for year-round theatre programs. In 1995, following a $1.25 million building campaign, the theatre moved to its new home at 300 Civic Center Plaza. Attendance figures in 2016 totaled 27,490 with a season ticket member campaign totaling $160,000 to support a $394,000 budget in 2017.

Highlights:

QCT provides five major productions each year plus two student theatre productions. We average 200-250 volunteers each year to perform on stage as well as work on production crews, usher, take tickets, etc. Our student theatre provides acting workshops for young people grades 1-12, plus workshops for adults. QCT on the Road is a touring component comprised of students who perform for schools that are unable to attend QCT programming. We provide scholarships to kids who cannot afford to pay for classes and/or tuition. We also sponsor theatre for seniors called Silver Stars. We participate in many county and city-wide events, provide tickets for numerous benefits and charitable events, and act as a theatrical resource for area schools, colleges, churches, and civic organizations.

Ways to Give:

QCT is a not-for-profit organization and is happy to receive cash donations or donations of equipment, vintage clothing, tools, etc. as a tax-deductible gift. Donations and/or gifts may be given to our Endowment Fund or toward general operating budget, to our student theatre education program, or to our Stage Kids. All the gifts may be given as a living memorial or as a tribute to a loved one for which we provide a plaque. A seat in the auditorium may be designated as a memorial or a recognition of a special event in someone’s life with a donation of $300 and a plaque will be attached to one of our 498 seats