In the early 1960’s, the Newport News Little Theatre and the Hampton Little Theatre merged to form what is now the Peninsula Community Theatre. Since then, Pct has had many rehearsal and performance homes, starting at Marshall Avenue and performing in various High School Auditoriums.
During the 1980’s, the scene shop was converted into a Black Box Theatre, which became a permanent home for about 10 years. In the late 1980’s, PCT went dark (no productions), sold the Marshall Avenue property and reorganized the group. The early 1990’s saw Kiln Creek as our home.
In 1994 the Village Theatre, located on Warwick Blvd. at the corner of Main Street in Historic Hilton Village became available, and that’s where our home has been for the last thirteen years.
The movie theater was converted into a setting for live stage productions. The renovation plans were drawn up, submitted for approval to the Hilton Historical Society, and then a contractor was secured. In just 61 days, the movie theatre was converted to what we have today. The conversion process was completed just in time to open with “Chicago”.
Traditionally, and based on polls and surveys, the PCT audiences like to see musicals, comedies and mysteries. In addition to the main stage productions, there is a series of Children Shows. Each year, five main stage productions and five children’s shows are produced, usually with six to eight weeks between each production.
All our shows from 1994 onward are listed here.
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