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Blue Ridge Community Theater

2591 East First Street

Our History

Your Blue Ridge Community Theater was founded in 2000 as a 501c3 Not For Profit organization. Originally called the Gateway Mountain Players, your Blue Ridge Community Theater is now known locally as BRCT. BRCT had its humble beginning as a "gypsy theater" that performed anywhere there was space. Whether it was in the public school "cafetoriums" (cafeteria/auditorium), open air parks or any empty building, these adventurous volunteers continuously brought theater to appreciative audiences.

Not having a permanent "home", posed a number challenges for the audience, the actors, and the volunteers. Well, being creative people by nature, the directors and other volunteers devised interesting, innovative and unusual ways to bring quality theater to the region. Somehow and someway, these dedicated volunteers not only made due, they built a strong foundation that continuously focused on both the art and the business of theater.

By 2003, your Blue Ridge Community Theater had its own rented space. Still continuing to grow and increase the quality and the number of shows, the actors, board members, stakeholders and other volunteers made strategic plans and dreamed of one day owning its own home.


Mary Anne Gant Parker

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
We attended an amazing jazz concert featuring the phenomenal vocals and styling of Ms Maria Howell and the incredible talents and wittiness of Mr. Noel Freidline. The facility was great. I loved our front row seats that gave us upfront and personal enjoyment of the performance. We have traveled to see the two perform and enjoy their performance. Thank you.

Jode Mull

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Great seating, comfortable seats, sound system is excellent! Have seen multiple performances, my favorite are live music events, due to quality entertainment and quality sound system. Great date night as well as going out with friends. You can bring beer and wine to your seats and of course popcorn!

kevin gibbs

Monday, July 16, 2018
Great shows! Never had a bad time. If you're in the area it's great way to spend an evening.

Patty Carreau

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Wonderful theatre! Very good show, really welcoming people. Looking forward to the next one!

Bree Collar

Thursday, July 26, 2018
When I moved out of town years ago and returned it was amazing seeing the growth of BRCT. I immediately began getting my kids involved in Sunny Day children's theater. Those involved at BRCT are like a big family. Great organization nto support!

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