Friends of the Theatre

Buy-Out Performances

A Santa Maria Civic Theatre Buy-Out is an exclusive private performance where you or your organization can buy all 100 “SMCT” seats at a substantial discount. Buy-Out performances are offered for special performances on Thursday Evenings, Saturday Matinees, Sunday Matinees, and Sunday Evenings. See our Season Schedule for dates during which each production is available. A number of organizations and individuals regularly purchase Buy-Outs for:

  • Fund-Raisers
  • Group Activities
  • Employee Appreciation
  • Christmas Party

Contact Us at or 805-922-4442 to reserve a Buy-Out today!

Volunteer with Us!

We build

Volunteers build all of our sets. No experience is required, and it is a great way to make new friends and be part of the theatre. Just pitch in and give us a hand!

We Rehearse, Rehearse…

…and rehearse!. Our cast members may start off a little clumsy backstage, but they keep improving until the show debuts.

We Write

Several of our Fairy Tale Theatre productions are based on original scripts written by SMCT members, including Phyllis Rodenberger, Dennis Headrick, and Don M. Schuettee.

We Disguise

If a character has to look younger, we can do that. Older, we can do that too. How about fatter? Yep. Smaller? We even have a few tricks for that one! We use theatrical make-up and teach the performers how to apply their own make-up. Costumes are made by volunteers.

We Perform

After all, that’s what we do! The show must go on, and it does. We produce several complete shows every season.

Our Recycling Program

You can help us put new faces on our set flats! Just give your plastic bottles and aluminum cans to us. We’ll turn them into cash for this very important project!

Amazon Smile

Go to and designate Santa Maria Civic Theatre as your preferred charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the theatre.