The mission of the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center is to enrich the cultural, social and educational life of the community through professionally produced live theatre, concerts, other cultural events and year round educational programs for children and adults.
Littleton Town Hall Arts Center (THAC) has been an integral part of the Littleton community since 1977 when then City Council President Vaughn Gardinier and other dedicated Littleton citizens felt that the City of Littleton needed a theater and musical venue. They believed that the immediate availability of excellent performing and visual arts significantly enriched the cultural, social, and educational life of a community. They found a home in the former Littleton Town Hall, the Jules Jacques Benois Benedict designed building (built 1920) on Main Street, which was vacated by the city government that had moved to the new Littleton City Center on Berry Street. A fundraising campaign was begun, and the city council agreed to an initial 25-year lease of the town hall to the non-profit. The City of Littleton continues to strongly support Town Hall Arts Center and has extended that lease indefinitely. Town Hall Arts Center celebrated its first season in 1982.
During the early days, the theater struggled to find its financial footing but was always committed to bringing cultural offerings to the community. It wouldn't be the successful cultural center that it is today without the City of Littleton and the community's steadfast support.
Now in its 39th season, Town Hall Arts Center's programming is designed to provide high-quality, family entertainment through live performances of theater, music and dance; through educational programs for children and adults; and its gallery space showcases local visual artists through rotating exhibits. Town Hall Arts Center normally serves over 45,000 students, seniors and adults through performances, exhibits, education and outreach programs.
"We have totally enjoyed everything we have seen here. A great theatre. We love the intimacy of the theatre!! " [40 year old female audience member]
"The shows are amazing here in all aspects: set, music, dancing, singing, acting, everything." [20 year-old patron]
"(My child) loves Actors' Playground and looks forward to each session. It has given him so much confidence in everything he does." (Mother of Actors' Playground student)