5 Ways to Watch Live Theater in Lubbock

Written By Katherine White

July 06, 2017


Whether it’s Moonlight Musicals or Broadway productions, the “Hub City” has a passion for live theater. From aspiring kings and queens of the stage to theater students and talented locals, our city is overflowing with skilled performers. Below is a quick glimpse at where you can catch live theater performances throughout the year, but you’ll have to see it for yourself to truly experience why we say the arts are alive in Lubbock.

  1. Lubbock Moonlight Musicals

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is one of the most popular summer events in Lubbock. Bring a picnic and enjoy an over-the-top production at the outdoor amphitheater which overlooks Mackenzie Park.

The fun doesn’t end in the summer either. Each spring, fall and winter, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals creates Broadway-quality productions to enjoy with the family at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre. Past performances include: TARZAN and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, The Phantom of the Opera with Broadway star, Texas Tech alumnus and Lubbock native David Gaschen as the Phantom.


Tickets: 806.770.2000 | Information: 806.638.5706

  1. Texas Tech University School of Theatre & Dance

From late September or October through May, Texas Tech University’s School of Theatre & Dance puts on live performances  in the Maedgen Mainstage Theatre (mostly directed by faculty), the Lab Theatre (where students and faculty direct and design productions) and Creative Movement Studio Concerts.

Since presenting its first major production in 1928, The Youngest, the TTU School of Theatre & Dance continues to raise the bar. Past performances include favorites like Rent and Clybourne Park as well as local originals like Rathbone and A Father’s Trial.


Tickets: 806.742.3603 | Information: 806.742.3601

  1. Lubbock Community Theatre

Much of the local talent is on display at the Lubbock Community Theatre (LCT), as performers of all ages step away from their everyday lives to become actors, directors, playwrights and set and costume designers. Founded in 1989, LCT is the oldest continuous live theater in Lubbock.
www.lubbockcommunitytheatre.org | 806.749.2416

Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice

  1. C.A.T.S. Playhouse

The Children and Adults Theatrical Studio (C.A.T.S.) Playhouse adds to the depth and breadth of the live theater scene in Lubbock. For more than 20 years, it has entertained lovers of the performing arts with shows starring talent trained in the studio. C.A.T.S. Playhouse supports local playwrights in staging work and chooses unique and exciting titles.


Tickets & Information: 806.503.4036

  1. Lubbock Christian University Theatre

Lubbock Christian University (LCU) Theatre dates back to 1957 and has produced more than 60 musicals and 60 plays. Notable alumni of LCU’s theater program include Dave Yirak, the managing artistic director of the outdoor musical drama, TEXAS, and Reagan Fletcher, retired from The Schubert Organization, the country’s oldest professional theater company and the largest theater owner on Broadway.

LCU Theatre presents several productions throughout the year. In the summer, they usually host a musical with a mix of alumni, students and community members. They also produce a musical each fall, as well as a play each spring as a participant in the Christian University Theatre Festival. The festival rotates between Christian universities across the state each year and is held usually in late February or early March.

Tickets: lcu.edu/events/tickets | Information: 806.720.7429

There’s something about Lubbock that breeds talent, and it’s evident on these stages. Share your live theater experience in the “Hub City” with us on social media using #LiveLoveLubbock!


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