Riverside Theatre is the only professional producing theatre on the Treasure Coast. The theatre was built in 1973 by Carroll Otto and other supporters. The theatre was used by the Vero Beach Theatre Guild, the local community theatre group, and occasional bus and truck tours. In 1980, the Riverside Children’s Theatre added education and programming for children to these activities. In 1983, the Friends of Riverside Theatre, a fundraising group, started the Celebrity Series with an appearance by Ray Charles. The most pivotal moment in the history of the Theatre took place in 1984 when the Theatre’s Board suggested that the Guild move to a different location because they were not selling enough tickets and Riverside becoming a producing professional theatre and the rest is history.In 1999 the board had a vision for a new building and started the fundraising right away and by 2003 they had their first blueprint of the theatre. The building was finished in March of 2007 and by August the campaign had raised 21,400,000 for the new facility.Add Riverside Theatre and other attractions to your Vero Beach trip itinerary using our Vero Beach trip planner.
The theatre’s main goal is to provide exceptional entertainment to the community of Vero Beach. They fulfill this goal by having mainstage and second stage show which is you contemporary plays. The theatre also provides alternative programming like comedy zone and celebrity series. The children’s theatre reaches out to the children of the community to get them involved in this art to help build their character. Riverside has a major impact on this community and should continue to engage people to take get away from reality and enjoy what the theatre has to offer them.
The purpose of this endowment is to help build audience to the shows at the theatre. The more people we have to fill the seats will give us a chance to produce bigger named shows. This is a goal of ours to accomplish by the end of this year, so we can provide the more recognized shows at the theatre. By building this audience with people that have never been here before is a real challenge but we guarantee they will not be disappointed in what the theatre has to offer them this season with shows. The more people that give Riverside theatre a chance equals keeping theatre alive around the country.
Riverside Theatre reviews
We went again to the Riverside Theater...where no seat is bad. We didn't care much for the play but we do love the theater. We have seen terrific shows and then some that were good...just not our... more »
Our first show at this threater. The play (Thoughtly Modern Millie) was ok. The threater itself is wonderful. It was very easy to hear everything. My only complaint was that when we went to... more »
Been going to the Live in the Loop free summer concert series. Having a blast. Great music, dancing under the stars to Jazz, contemporary, and this past Sat, a Beatles Tribute! A lot of fun. Dont miss the grill for truly great burgers and more and a full bar. This month, July, there is a Vegas style Charity fundraiser in the lobby, including slots, Black Jack, Roulette and more. Lots of fun. Great crowd, just a happy place to be.
Comedy Zone. Every time I go to the comedy club. I always have a great time. Lots of laughs
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