Core Values : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre


As a non-profit community theatre, our mission is to produce a diverse spectrum of theatre of the highest quality and to provide hands-on learning experiences in all aspects of theatre production and management.


Our theatre is the best community theatre we can be, as evidenced by:

  • The production of high quality theatrical experiences that delight and challenge our audiences, volunteers and the community
  • Our effective engagement of volunteers - who are the heart of our work and the key
  • to our success

  • An environment where volunteers, students, and staff can continuously develop their skills, support and mentor each other, and remain fulfilled with their Civic experiences
  • Comfortable, accessible, safe, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment which advance
  • our creativity and production

  • Educational efforts that nurture creative theatrical talents
  • The celebration of creative theatre and its essential contribution to our quality of life
  • The recognition and appreciation of the theatre as a vital part of the fabric of the community
  • A reputation respected locally, regionally, and nationally for theatrical quality
  • A compassionately committed, effective Board of Directors with vision and a can-do attitude
  • Financial stability and sustainability achieved through patronage, donations, endowment
  • and fiscal responsibility


Our core values include commitment to:

  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Fairness
  • Excellence
  • Accessibility
  • Accountability
  • Growth