Welcome to Rogers City Community Theatre! We incorporated in 2009 as a Michigan 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Located in the northeast corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, RCCT offers educational opportunities in the theatre arts through the presentation of at least three productions each season – one play, one musical, and a summer youth musical. Often, a fourth production is offered in the form of dinner theatre or an additional play.
We’re volunteers who have a love of the theatre! We act. We direct. We sing. We dance. We design and build sets. We make costumes and props. We help with hair and makeup. We design and run lights and sound. We help backstage. We usher and take tickets. There are so many places to volunteer, on stage and off!
We are a member of the Community Theatre Association of Michigan and actively participate in their educational opportunities.
Our summer youth program offers students age eight to seventeen the chance to learn about theatre arts by producing a musical the last full weekend in August. The students sing, dance (or move rhythmically), and learn how to interpret a script. There are also technical opportunities where students can learn about sound and lights, set construction, props, and other behind the scenes activities.
We invite you to join us for our current season and experience what RCCT has to offer. Our ticket prices are the lowest in northeast Michigan. New state-of-the-art seats in the center section of our theater will enhance your entertainment experience!
See you at the show!
Rogers City Community Theatre rents space from the Rogers City Theater, which is owned and operated by The Presque Isle District Library. It’s a little confusing, but it works!
The theater building is located at 257 North Third St., Rogers City, Michigan. It was constructed in 1937 as a classic, single screen small town movie palace in the Art Deco style. After a fire in 1947, the theater was rebuilt and expanded. Serving as a downtown landmark for decades, the theater was purchased in 2003 by Karl. W. Heidemann. The new owner added a stage, theatrical lighting, and utility improvements. In the summer of 2009, exterior restoration brought back the black and orange tile work of the original theatre façade.
Once the stage was available, an informal group of local theater fanatics emerged that now constitutes the Rogers City Community Theatre (RCCT). Live productions began alternating with first-run movies in a revitalized auditorium during 2004. In 2006, a summer youth program began as well.
In January 2014 the theater underwent a massive upgrade. The entire center section now has new, state of the art seating. Along with the digitization of the movie presentation process, installation of Real-D technology for showing 3-D films, and a new (really big) screen, our home is set to become a destination for movie and theater-goers throughout northeast Michigan!
In 2016, ownership of the building was transferred to the library, which continues to use the building for first-run movies as well as free screenings of film classics and live presentations throughout the year. In October of 2018 the library and theater were proud to host the first TEDx conference in northern lower Michigan. With its beautiful interior and wide range of offerings of interest to all ages and backgrounds, the theater continues to serve as a vital hub of the Rogers City area and a fine contribution to the well-being of our community.
We have four standing committees, Marketing, Programming, Fundraising, and Finance.
If you’d like to serve on the board or one of our committees, please submit an application here. We welcome your support!