About Springfield Contemporary Theatre
Springfield Contemporary Theatre boldly connects and engages our community with inclusive high-quality entertainment. SCT is dedicated to the production of contemporary works and works that can be re-energized through a contemporary view while using outstanding directors, local actors and guest professionals throughout the season. Special emphasis is given in programming to works by voices under-represented in our community and works that address issues facing our Springfield community and the world around us.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre, a non-profit corporation, presents a wide variety of year round productions. SCT is currently the resident company of the Historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square in downtown Springfield. SCT was housed from 1995-2012 at the historic Vandivort Center Theatre (now the Hotel Vandivort) and from 2013-2020 at SCT's Center Stage at Wilhoit Plaza.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre is a member of Springfield Regional Arts Council and the Downtown Springfield Association.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre, Inc. was formed in 2009 as the non-profit production company, replacing its prior status as a for-profit theatre from 1995-2008. Formerly housed at the Vandivort Center Theatre, Springfield Contemporary Theatre is dedicated to upholding the high standards of theatre that audiences came to expect since company’s first production at the Vandivort in 1995.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre has served as an exciting live theatrical production company that operates year round putting shows on stage year-round. While at the Vandivort Center Theatre, it served as a principle performance venue for the Ozark House Concert Series, MSU Baird Project Student Productions and Good Company for All Ages. Many plays and musicals have had their world premieres with SCT including: Emma, Death Valley: A Love Story, The Magical Adventures of Jack McPoorly–or–Climb Every Beanstalk, The Penelope Blues, Pitch, The Maelstrom, In No Sense, Dear John: A New Revelation, The CASA Project, The Nutley Papers: The Musical, Sheer Will: A Musical Invention, Dawg Pound Blues and Little Vegas. SCT has become known as a home to regional productions of major works such as Hair, The Color Purple, How I Learned to Drive, Angels in America–Part One: Millennium Approaches, Oleanna, Avenue Q, The Laramie Project, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, Bat Boy: The Musical, Bent, Master Class, Urinetown: The Musical, The Pillowman, Doubt: A Parable, Striking 12 and Bug. SCT productions have not only been seen in its regular homes, but also at other venues including the Springfield Art Museum, the SCT Backlot, Mother's Brewing Company, Classic Rock Coffee, Nonna's Restaurant South, Vandivort 2nd Stage, Canvas Gallery and The Old Glass Place.