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Tent Theatre

Artist rendering of Missouri State's new outdoor arts park and tent theatre venue coming in 2022

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Staying Power: Tent Theatre Returns in 2021!

After a live performance hiatus in 2020, Missouri State University’s Tent Theatre returns this year. Our 59th season will feature two live productions and one virtual. Appropriately, the common theme of all three shows is Staying Power — the relevance, resilience and reinvention of classic music and stories, and of theatre itself.

Tickets go on sale for live and online streaming performances on May 3 at 10 a.m.

As construction proceeds on the future home of Tent Theatre, this season’s live performances of Beehive and The 39 Steps will be presented in Craig Hall Coger Theatre, named for Tent Theatre’s founding mother, Dr. Leslie Irene Coger. For the health of our patrons, seating will be limited in accordance with social distancing guidelines, and masks will be required.

GET A SNEAK PREVIEW of Tent Theatre’s new permanent structure, the John Goodman Amphitheater — surrounded by the Judith Enyeart Reynolds Arts Park! This exciting outdoor performing arts venue will debut in 2022, but hard hat tours of the structure in-progress will be offered 45 minutes prior to each of this year’s live Tent Theatre performances.

Join us in celebrating the past, present and future of Tent Theatre!

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Live Theatre & Online Performance June 16-19

Beehive: The 60's Musical

Celebrate the powerful female voices of the 1960’s!

Live Theatre & Online Performance June 23-26

The 39 Steps

A fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!

Encore: Online Performance June 29 - July 3

The Secret Garden

The enchanting classic of children's literature reimagined in brilliant musical style. Encore presentation of the the T&D fall production.

Star supporters

Tent Theatre is proud to acknowledge the following sponsors for their support of this year's Tent Theatre season.

For information about how you can become a star supporter of Tent Theatre, contact 417-836-4644.

The Old Glass Place​​​​​​​KY3Greg & Judy McManus

Med-Pay, inc.Dr. Stephen Adams and Dr. Randall O. DoennigMSU BookstorePenmac

TLC Properties Residence Life, Housing and Dining ServicesSpringfield Business JournalAviary Cafe

WAC Lighting​​​​​​​Law Office of BarefieldChesterfiled 

Coca-Cola  Kyle Insurance Services, Inc. logo​​​​​​​



Greg & Judy McManus

Greg & Judy McManus