Sioux Empire Community Theatre Needs Your Help



The Sioux Empire Community Theatre is facing a very real financial struggle.  Ticket sales have not been sufficient to cover the cost of theatrical productions, and costs continue to rise.  We will not be able to take the stage in the Fall without your help.

The Theatre must build stronger relationships with donors, patrons, and volunteers, and increase corporate sponsorships to make it to the stage for Season 16.  Under new leadership, we are rebuilding these bridges and donations are coming in.  Will you join us?

The Theatre Board has put measures in place to restructure our business practices, control costs, and ensure we can rebuild a strong, sustainable community theatre in 2018.  Our goal is to raise $100,000 by April 30.  Please help us spread the word! 


Donations are needed!  Our goal is to raise $100,000 by April 30.  You can donate online through our secure PayPal link, on or at  We have been blessed with volunteers organizing benefits for the theatre and offering to join our new volunteer teams!  To volunteer, email your contact information to


The Sioux Empire Community Theatre relies on Corporate Sponsors to support children’s programs, donor and volunteer communications, and for performance sponsorships.  For information, please contact Kristen Townsend, our Volunteer Interim Executive Director at or 605-254-5274. Thank you for coming alongside us as we rebuild this vital volunteer organization!


Sioux Empire Community Theatre

Orpheum Theatre Center

315 N. Phillips Avenue, P.O. Box 767

Sioux Falls, SD 57101




Kristen Townsend

Volunteer Interim Executive Director


Give Doug a Lift!

Doug Marr is the founder of the Circle Theatre as well as a renowned local playwright in Omaha, NE.  Doug has been in and out of the hospital for the past few months and the bills are starting to pile up.  His daughter, Emma, has created a fundraising page for him on YouCaring in an attempt to raise $9,500 in the next 60 days to help defray medical expenses.  Doug and his wife, Laura, have donated countless hours to the Omaha theatre community over the past 30 years.  Please click on the link below and help give Doug a lift.  Any little bit helps.  Thank you for your charity.

Give Doug a Lift!