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.
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.
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
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.