Special Events

These are fun events that CTI participates in or hosts on a regular basis as part of our fundraising efforts or to celebrate the end of each season. Check the events calendar for upcoming dates.


September 3-6, 2021
Fri: 12 PM – 11 PM, Sat & Sun: 10 AM – 11 PM, Mon: 10 AM – 5 PM

City Theatre participates every year in Santa-Cali-Gon Days on the Independence Square, a celebration of the unique heritage of the City of Independence as the starting point of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon Trails. Keep an eye out for volunteer opportunities.
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Enchanted Forest

October 23-24; 29-30, 2021
7 PM – 9 PM

The Enchanted Forest is a non-scary alternative to haunted houses and a fun experience for younger children.
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Arts and Crafts Show

Arts & Crafts Show

November 21, 2021
10 AM – 7 PM

Each November, the weekend before Thanksgiving, CTI hosts a food and snack booth during the Best Little Arts & Craft Show in the Roger T. Sermon Center.

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February 5, 2022
10 AM – 3 PM

Powerpalooza is a joint effort by Children’s Performing Theatre, Encore Theatre and City Theatre. The Sermon Center gymnasium becomes a fun-filled space from top to bottom with games, magic, special performances and carnival inspired treats.
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Awards Gala

Annual Awards Banquet

The CTI Awards Gala is held at the end of the regular season. Nominees for performance and technical achievement are voted on by CTI members and Flex Pass holders.

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Playwright Festival

July 30-31 & August 1, 2021
Fri & Sat: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Sun: 2 PM – 5 PM

City Theatre’s Annual Playwright Festival is an annual fundraising event for the theatre. Eight original, unpublished, short plays from the playwrights all around the country will be produced. The audience will vote for their favorites!
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Open House

Open House

August 14, 2021
2 PM – 5 PM

Visit the Powerhouse Theatre located in the Roger T. Sermon Center. Purchase and pick up your Membership cards, Flex Passes, tour the theatre and get to know some great people.

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