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Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy

3028 SW 8th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 357-5211
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Ranked #9 of 22 attractions in Topeka
Type: Theaters
Owner description: TCTA is the nations oldest continuously operating community dinner theatre in the nation. Next year, they celebrate 75 years of bringing live theatre... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 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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Yuma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Topeka, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

With a great venue and a stellar collection of local talent, Topeka is blessed with brilliant acting, singing and dancing in a cozy and comfortable environment. The main stage brings a nice variety of pieces throughout the year; everything from Shakespeare to Agatha Christie to farce and popular comedy pieces. The smaller stage does edgier plays for adults as well... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

The entertainment is top notch.The actors are excellent.there stage presents is exceptional.Enjoyale evening. and good foood.

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topeka
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Wow... what a great little community theatre. We try to see every performance due to the high qulaity.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

TCTA as it's known is Topeka's only dinner theater where you can watch live performances and enjoy a great meal! The theater although is not super fancy is very well layout and spacious. The shows are performed my local volunteer actors/actresses, as well as most of the crew. I've been there several times and I've never seen a show I... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

And, of course, Shannon Reilly is ultimately the best thing since sliced cheese. I have been to so many Laughing Matters (impromtu comedy sketches) that I've lost count. For a long time, seats were $8 a pop, but since the recession they have had to raise it to $10. Still a steal. Laughing Matters have an array of snacks, desserts... More

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