Theater enthusiasts should make The Bend part of their next road trip.

Major, national productions often make their way through the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend. But that’s not the only way to experience live theater here.

The South Bend Civic Theatre has been putting on shows for decades. This treasured community theater puts on delightful productions with a combination of professional and local talent.

2022 Schedule 

  • Joe Turner's Come and Gone | June 10-19 
  • Something Rotten | July 15-31 
  • Sense and Sensibility/Much Ado About Nothing | August 12-28 
  • Silent Sky | Sept. 9-18 
  • West Side Story | Oct. 8-9 
  • The Outsiders | Oct. 21-30 
  • The Full Monty | Nov. 4-13 
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jr. | Dec. 2-18 


COVID-19 Policies 

In an effort to keep visitors, staff and volunteers safe, the Civic Theatre has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy. They remain in place until further notice. 

  • Staff, volunteers and performers must be vaccinated. 
  • Patrons must be vaccinated.
  • Masks are optional for all visitors.

More About the Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre hosts major productions in the 200-seat Wilson Theatre. Here you’ll find plenty of spaces for actors to sing, dance and carry out their parts.

Smaller shows take place in the more intimate Warner Theatre, where you might feel like part of the production yourself.

Worried about show quality? Don’t. Every cast member goes through a thorough audition process to make sure the best options are chosen for each show. The Civic Theatre also wants to tell the whole story of South Bend on stage. They do so by having as diverse a cast, reflecting The Bend as a community.

Oh, did we mention the shows are affordable too? The Civic Theatre believes in making ticket prices reasonable, so the entire family can enjoy the performance.