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Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy

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Address: 3028 SW 8th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606
Phone Number: (785) 357-5211
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: TCTA is the nations oldest continuously operating community dinner theatre...
TCTA is the nations oldest continuously operating community dinner theatre in the nation. Next year, they celebrate 75 years of bringing live theatre to Northeast Kansas. They offer two performance spaces with a 282 seat dinner theatre and a 150 seat studio theatre offering a large variety of shows 50 out of 52 weeks of the year.
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Dinner theater with local talent. We enjoy the improv groups as well. The food is always good. Great time for couples. New Year's Eve shows are memorable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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126 reviews 126 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Dinner theater with local talent. We enjoy the improv groups as well. The food is always good. Great time for couples. New Year's Eve shows are memorable.

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Topeka, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

All actors are volunteers and the shows are wonderful! Reasonable prices for a show, dinner and nice evening with friends. Website available to check on mainstage as well as children's and other performances during the year.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I went to watch them perform Young Frankenstein. This is a dinner Theatre. The show itself was awesome. Talented performers, great direction. The food was just okay with the exception of dessert during intermission where I proceeded to have a most decadent chocolate cake. I highly recommend seeing any of their shows. Have if you have the... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Saw "Catch Me if You Can". It was entertaining and fun. I also found the food good. All in all a nice night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

TCT is always a great place to go. We have seen comedy, drama, musicals and improv. Check their website. Mary Poppins is there now. There are dinner options and no meal options. Always enjoy the New Year's Eve show.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I have attended the Topeka Civic Theatre many times and the acting, costumes, sets, lighting, and music are always well done. When you include the wide variety of shows, good food, and nice selection of wines and drinks, it is always an evening to be remembered with good friends and family. I have been blessed by being able to take... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If your idea of community theatre is a crowded room, a tiny stage, and mediocre talent, you are in for a big surprise. In terms of facilities, talent and production values this community theatre rivlals the best regional professional theatres. There are two stages, the main stage offering typical community theatre plays and musicals, and a second stage where more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is one of the nicest venues in town and some fun shows. Great seating, small, all seats are good. Popcorn though is $4.00 for a basket which I think is sort of pricey. Check it out - its fun!

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have seen several plays there and have always had a great time. They find the best local talent. We typically go on a night they don't serve dinner. The food is just okay but the entertainment is always worth the price and my time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We had a fun night out with friends. The musical was funny and the actors/singers were pretty good. The food was better than I expected. It was packed, but the service was fast and friendly.

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