About Us

Smoky Mountain Community Theatre is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization and we invite anyone interested in becoming involved in any aspect of the theatre to call or come by. Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00 PM.

Mission Statement

Smoky Mountain Community Theatre is committed to the selection and production of high quality entertainment for the community. The selection and production is done with the highest standards in mind. In doing this, it is the intent of the group to provide a forum for the creation and cultivation of local performing talent and production skills through hands on experience.

2014 Board

President: Toby Allman
Vice President: Sue Hyde
Secretary: Teresa Maynard
Treasurer: Robert Willcox


In the fall of 1980, a small group of people in Bryson City felt it was important for the community to have access to amateur theatrical productions. From this small group, Smoky Mountain Community Theatre was formed.

On April 14, 1981, the first officers and Board were elected. The by-laws were adopted on April 22, 1981 and the dream of the Smoky Mountain Community Theatre became a reality.

In the spring of 1981 the first performance was held in the little theatre at the then new Swain County High School. During the fall of 1989, the SMCT was offered for a small rental fee the use of the old Gem Theatre in downtown Bryson City. The first performance in SMCT's new home was in December of 1989, "A Gift of Christmas" given to the community for their support of the theatre.

With each new production during the next five and a half years, the theatre was improved. The stage was expanded, curtains were hung, a moving backdrop was installed, stage lighting was added, the sound system was improved and other modifications were made. In 1996 the theatre building was purchased with the assistance of a loan from a benefactor. The final payment was made on May 1, 2001. Smoky Mountain Community Theatre has a home.