Where are you located?
SCT’s Center Stage is located in downtown Springfield at the corner of Pershing Street and Robberson Avenue in the west end of the Wilhoit Plaza building. We are directly one block due south of our old home at the Vandivort Center. See it on the map.
Where do we park when coming to the theatre?
Center Stage has free three hour parking located immediately behind Wilhoit Plaza with entrance on Elm Street. We recommend parking at the west end of the lot so you can come around the Robberson Ave end of the building to our front door. There is also free street parking along the front of Wilhoit Plaza on Pershing Street as well as along Elm Street and Robberson Avenue. Convenient daytime box office parking: beside the theatre on Robberson Avenue, there is a section of 15 minute weekday parking. This is the best place to pull in if you are dropping by to visit our box office during the day.
How are your shows rated? Such as movie ratings?
SCT offers few advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. SCT produces mostly contemporary theatrical properties using contemporary vernacular. We do not edit shows for content. We present them as the playwright intended them. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 417-831-8001.
Is there a cell phone policy?
The use of cell phones (including text messaging), cameras or any other recording device is not allowed in the theatre at any time! All cell phones should be completely turned off and put away during the performance. Cell phones left on “vibrate” give off a glow that can distract actors and audience members. We ask those patrons to use their cell phones in the lobby area of the theatre only.
Can we take food and drinks to our seats?
Outside food and drink are not allowed in the theatre. However, any items you purchase at our concession counter can be enjoyed at your seat.
What concessions are available at the theatre?
Springfield Contemporary Theatre has a full supply of concessions including bottled water, cold soda, a variety of hot coffees and teas, candy bars, truffles, biscotti, nuts and mints.
Is there available seating for those with special needs?
We are able to accommodate most patron needs in regards to seating. We just ask that you let us know what needs you or someone in your party may have when you make your reservation. Not only does the theatre have overall limited seating, but limited seating that fit certain needs.
What should we wear?
While the theatre is indoors and climate controlled, dress for the weather and personal comfort.
How can we let the artists know what we thought?
We hope after your visit to Springfield Contemporary Theatre you will be encouraged to discuss and reflect on the production. We can share your feedback with the artists who make these productions possible. We always want to hear any feedback you have. Feel free to either engage with Springfield Contemporary Theatre on Facebook or e-mail our Artistic Director at SCTheatreMO@gmail.com.