The Little Theatre Of Jefferson City

1005 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101


Our Mission:
The Little Theatre of Jefferson City encourages education and development of artistic talent; offers creative opportunities for all artists by presenting quality theatrical productions; and promotes community participation, interest, and support for the performing arts.


In 1969 the St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary sponsored a musical theatre production entitled "Little Mary Sunshine" to raise money for the hospital. Local townspeople volunteered their time and talents, and the production was a huge success. The show generated such enthusiasm that a tradition was born, and the Little Theatre of Jefferson City was its name.

Mrs. Doe Cook was our first President, Fr. John Long and Mrs. Wyn Riley took on the first season as directors. Shikles Garage & Warehouse was our first home, where sets were designed, constructed, and where rehearsals were held. Through the years, as set pieces and costumes accumulated, it was decided that TLTJC needed a bigger home.

Through the efforts of attorney Michael Riley, a suitable place was found, which is where we are, now. The building, located at 1005 Chestnut Street, was formerly the poolhouse and snack bar for the old Jefferson City Swimming Pool. The pool was where the parking lot is, now. Since then, several modifications have been made to the structure, including, most recently, a brand new roof. If you know anyone active with TLT, you might hear them refer to it simply as "The Building".

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