The Shelby County Players Community Theatre attracts participants and crowds from all over Shelbyville, Indiana. Some of the players that hone their skills here later find theatrical opportunities in the many professional and semi-professional companies in nearby Indianapolis.
Live theater has always been a great way for a community to interact, work together and bolster creativity, confidence and just plain fun among its residents. The Shelby County Players Community Theatre group, since its somewhat loosely contrived beginning in 1988, has blossomed into a real magnet for the community, something the small town of Shelbyville can be proud of.
The Shelby County Players Community Theatre had a rough beginning, wandering like a troupe of gypsies from building to building for four years, renting whatever space they could. The Shelbyville arts group was a determined one, though, and by 1992 they had enough funds to buy and renovate the old Christian Science building in downtown Shelbyville. The group retained the historic atmosphere of the old building, which is now part of the attraction.
Some of the recent productions the Shelby County Players Community Theatre company has offered are: Fiddler on the Roof, Divas on Broadway at the Strand, There Goes the Bride, The Boys Next Door, The Savage Dilemma and the group’s holiday play for Shelbyville children, Rumpelstiltskin.
The Shelby County Players Community Theatre company is an entirely non-profit organization, comprised of about 100 year-round members who produce some half-dozen stage plays per year. It takes approximately 20-30 people to put on a full-length play, and the theatre is always looking for volunteers.
Shelby County Players Community Theatre
16 S Tompkins St
Shelbyville, IN 46176