The Gardner Theatre

Our quaint and intimate Gardner Theatre showcases a diverse range of performances, such as musical theatre, comedy improv, small concerts for local musicians, and much more. MCA’s theatre space is well-suited for productions with its excellent lighting and sound systems.

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The Gardner Theatre is host to a wide range of theatre activities including performance art, trivia nights, live music, improv, stand-up, and open mic nights. Acting Theatre Director is Lee Scandinaro. The MCA also provides low-cost acting classes for students ages 10 and up. In these classes, improvisation script writing, voice, and movement techniques are taught. By learning the acting basics and using the theatre, students gain confidence as speakers and learn theatre as an art form.

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Acting Classes

MCA provides low-cost acting classes for students ages 10 and up. In these classes, improvisation script writing, voice, and movement techniques are taught. By learning the acting basics and using the theatre, students gain confidence as speakers and learn theatre as an art form. .

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Collaborations

MCA collaborates with French Creek Community Theatre (FCCT), Women's Services, and other local groups to provide a variety of opportunities for individuals who are interested in developing and honing their theatrical talents. Interested in a collaboration? Contact us.

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MCA Jams

Jams are opportunities to connect with other performers and build skills. Typical jams include our Acoustic Jams, Jazz Jams, Poetic Evenings, and Improv Jams. These are monthly events where folks come to watch or play with other local artists in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Do something new and come each out!

Interested in Renting the Gardner Theatre for a private event?

Book your event. We will be in touch to confirm your reservation. Rental prices also apply to the Dance Studio and Heeschen Gallery.

 

Mon–Fri | before 5pm | $65 for first 3 hrs, then $10/hr.

Sat– Sun | before 5pm | $85 for first 3 hrs, then $15/hr.

Mon–Thur | after 5pm | $75 for first 3 hrs, then $15/hr.

Fri–Sun | after 5pm | $100 for first 3 hrs, then $20/hr.

 

NOTE: We're always looking for new events that are open to the public. If you have an idea, we'll work to make sure the theatre is available at a reduced or no cost to you.

Encouraging the Local Arts Since 1975!