Shows, Ticket Info, Van Wert Civic Theatre

Get Ready! Live theatre is back

VWCT is back on stage presenting the one-act play Last Tango in Little Grimley by David Tristam. We are thrilled to offer live theatre to our patrons. VWCT considers this production our gift to you, our faithful audience members. Last Tango in Little Grimley features four actors who portray members of a local dramatic society. Actually they are the only four members left. If this group is to survive, they must take drastic action. How will they sell enough tickets to stay afloat and pay off some debts? Sex… or rather the promise of a sizzling, sexy show. They predict their scheme will work. But will it?

Stan Lippi is the director of this 45-minute fast-paced, hilarious play. The cast members are Doug Grooms as Gordon, Travis Nihiser as Bernard, Emily Gehle as Joyce, and Amy McConn as Margare

To do this production, we have had to make a few adjustments. This show is only about 45 minutes in duration with no intermission to reduce exposure time. We are limited to 25% of our seating capacity. That is 42 seats per performance. We encourage you to reserve your seats as soon as possible. When you arrive at the theatre on performance night, you will be directed to your seat by an usher. We are not using tickets, so there is no need to stop at the box office counter.

Tickets will go on sale on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2021. All tickets are $16 and must be paid for at time of reservation. No additional fees are currently being charged. All sales are final. All performances have limited capacity in accordance with state mandates. Parties should make one reservation for those folks they wish to sit with. All reservations will be assigned seating to allow for social distancing. Seating assignments will be made at the discretion of the box office manager. We cannot guarantee seating preference. Please indicate if any in your party need to use our elevator.
When you arrive on performance night, an usher will have your seat assignment and will assist you in finding your seats. We are not using any tickets, so there is no need to stop at the box office counter.

Reservations can be made and paid for at You can also call the box office at 419-238-9689. Live box office volunteers will be available from 2 – 6 p.m. on weekdays once the box office opens and 45-minutes before curtain time on performances nights. If you call outside these hours or our volunteer is busy, please leave a voicemail with your name, date of performance you wish to attend, number of persons in your party, and phone number. Someone will return your call within 24 hours to confirm the reservation and take your credit card information. (note: the return call will NOT come from our phone number). You can find other information about ticketing here.

In accordance with the statewide mask mandate, we REQUIRE patrons and guests to wear a mask or face covering upon entry to VWCT and during the performance. Our volunteers will be masked, but the actors on stage will not wear masks. VWCT asks our patrons to avoid congregating in the lobby. Please plan to socialize outside our building. Individuals in high-risk groups are encouraged not to attend. Stay home if you are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
The theatre has been sanitized and will be cleaned after each performance. Hand sanitizer stations and extra masks will be available. While VWCT works hard to reduce exposure to COVID-19, the public is assuming the inherent risk of possible exposure by attending a performance

If you are experiencing illness on performance day, please call the Box Office at 419-238-9689 (leave a voicemail if necessary) or email for options.