The Academy of Children’s Theatre is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of people like you! Whether you give through your time or money, we appreciate you! Here are some ways you can assist our organization that reaches children in our community. Each year, ACT offers different ways you can support the organization:

  • Heart for the Arts (February) — February 27, 2016 at the Richland Red Lion, 5:30 p.m.
  • Arts Alive Performance Groups Celebration (May) — More Info Soon
  • Garden Arts Tour (June) — More Info Soon
  • A Hogwarts Halloween (Oct 30, 5:30 & 8:30)
  • One-Time Donation (Any Time!)
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    2016 Heart for the Arts

    Please join us for the most important fundraising event of the year for ACT, Heart for the Arts. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary, and paying tribute to some of our amazing alumni! The event is on Saturday, February 27th at 5:30 p.m. at the Richland Red Lion. The event features a social hour with wine tasting and silent auction, followed by a delectable sit-down dinner, fun program, exciting live auction, and outstanding entertainment by some of our talented ACT kids. It’s a blast!
    Tickets are $75 per person before February 1, and $85 per person after February 1.

    Sponsors are critical to Heart for the Arts, ensuring that we leverage our fundraising dollars to the max! For sponsor information, please click here: 2016 HFA Sponsor Information

    To purchase tickets or be a sponsor, visit our “Tickets” link on this website or call Adele Connors at ACT, (509) 943-6027.

The Best of Bette…A Tribute to the Divine Miss M!!

ACT is proud to announce an upcoming showcase tribute to the music of the inimitable Bette Midler! With an original script by Cathy Kelly and all musical arrangements by Steve Haberman, this production promises to be a not-to-be-missed showstopper! Starring veteran performer Cathy Kelly as Bette, join us at this fantastic show that will embrace the artistry, humor, and unmistakable stage presence of the iconic Divine Miss M! Accompanied by 7-Wheel Drive and vocalists Kimber Keel and Trish Thompson, Ms. Kelly will perform all of the popular tunes made famous by Bette. Performances are in the ACT Black Box Theatre, which is being transformed into a nightclub café for the event. Performance schedule is:

Friday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 24 at 2:00 p.m.

$25 per person
Preferred Table seating $50 per person.

100% of the proceeds will benefit the ACT theatre expansion project.

For tickets click here OR stop our office. For more information call ACT at 943-6027 or email us at