Fulton County Playhouse

P.O. Box 344
Canton, IL 61520


About Us:
Started by Miss Daisy Coty, an instructor at Spoon River College, to "entertain and educate," the Playhouse has presented a variety of theatrical experiences for Fulton County residents.

Located near Bryant, Illinois, the theater building is a large converted barn. The use of the barn was donated to the Playhouse by Dwayne Byers. Extensive remodeling has been done on the building, including the installation of an air conditioning system and a computerized light board.

A new rehearsal hall/storage facility was erected on the grounds in the 1990's thanks to the efforts of Playhouse members and supporters and the generous contributions of many area businesses. The building is named after George Child, who was the president of the Playhouse board of directors during the construction of the building and was personally responsible for most of the work done on the structure.

Productions are submitted by area directors and chosen by the board of directors. Auditions are open to the public, and anyone may participate in all aspects of theatrical production, from onstage to backstage to light loft.  No membership or dues are required to participate.  We welcome and encourage everyone who is interested.

The Playhouse is a Non-For-Profit organization dedicated to benefiting the community in teaching our youth/volunteers strong work ethics, teamwork, commitment, and values, as well as the providing of genuine entertainment for the surrounding area.

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