HISTORY

The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company (CUTC), started in the fall of 1991 with ten local theater-buffs. At that time, the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, Illinois, was in danger of being destroyed, and this core group decided to preserve the facility, while also fostering community theater. As a result of this meeting, the Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company was founded and incorporated as a non-profit organization. By 2004, an estimated 530 volunteers took part on stage or behind the scenes, and over 11,000 community members attended one of our productions. We’ve come a long way!