Our Mission

In the summer of 2022, the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Board of Directors and Staff, embarked on a robust strategic planning process.  The results is a comprehensive Strategic Plan, summarized here, and a new Mission, Vision and Core Values.  We are pleased to introduce the new Mission of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre.

The Mission of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, with community partners and volunteers, is to create and deliver engaging, inspiring theatrical productions and educational experiences that spark delight, build community, encourage conversations, and foster social justice and anti-racism.

Our Vision

Our innovative and compelling approach to theatre:

  • Attracts, celebrates, and reflects the richness and diversity of the greater Kalamazoo community.
  • Breaks down barriers to create an environment where everyone feels welcomed and valued.

Our Core Values



The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre is a safe, welcoming, and accessible place, constantly adapting to meet the desires and needs of the people and communities of Southwest Michigan. We strive to break down barriers to entry for volunteers, employees, patrons, and other partners.


Commitment to Quality

We are passionate about providing exceptional theatrical and educational experiences.



We foster an environment of collaboration, where people and ideas are welcomed and treated with respect, support, kindness, and dignity.



With courage and integrity, we examine norms, pursue a pluralistic worldview, and advance the imperatives of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.



We commit to take care of our environment, facilities, and resources, both financial and human, in an intentional, sustainable way.