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About Us

The Arkansas Community Theater Association (ARCTA) supports the continuation and expansion of community theaters in Arkansas through networking, resource sharing, and education.

There are many exciting opportunities for Community Theater throughout the state of Arkansas.  In 2007, a group of community theatre representatives discussed a dream - a dream of an Arkansas association to help community theater throughout the state to flourish.  As initial meetings were held, ideas for what such an association could bring began to flow. These initial ideas included:

Training in all aspects of running a theater

  • Resource sharing
  • Networking
  • Volunteer Development
  • Fundraising.

Incorporated in 2009, an association of community theaters in Arkansas is a reality through the commitment of organizations and individuals who believe in the dream.

Who can Join ARCTA?  YOU can join as:

  • actor
  • technician
  • director
  • management
  • on a board
  • or a patron

Any individual, theatrical organization, or corporation may become a member of ARCTA.

Become a part of that dream. Become a member of ARCTA!


  •  Unites and supports all community theaters in Arkansas and further connects them with other community theaters regionally and nationally.
  • Fosters communications and dissemination of ideas and resources among ARCTA mem- bers.
  • Encourages high standards of excellence in community theater production and management.



  • Newsletter and directory
  • Access to website
  • Discounts on Association sponsored events
  • A vote at annual and special called meetings


  • All of the above
  • 2 individual memberships
  • Simple link to website from the Association website


  • All of the above
  • 2 additional individual memberships
  • 1 free ad in newsletter and with link on Association website