Diamond Crown Award

Diamond Crown Organization
Recognizes longevity & vitality of an AACT-member theatre

This award recognizes longevity and vitality of AACT-member theatres that have expanded programming and/or facilities in the past ten years and have the administrative leadership to remain vital to their communities for the next ten years. Recipients must have been in continuous operation for 75 years and organizational members of AACT for the past ten years.

2018 Honoree
Richmond Civic Theatre, Richmond, IN
Proudly presenting its 77th season, Richmond Civic Theatre is an all-volunteer community theatre located in the historic Murray Theatre in Richmond, Indiana. Audiences, participants, and community leaders regard RCT as a community treasure. Outreach, partnership and collaboration are guiding forces at the theatre, including work with public schools, libraries and local Boys & Girls Clubs in the area. In 2009, RCT celebrated the centennial of the Murray Theatre with an illustrated history booklet that chronicled the building’s colorful history, as well as a successful capital campaign that included new seating for the theatre, enlarged restrooms and the purchase and renovation of a neighboring building to provide much-needed additional space for rehearsals, set-building, and storage. “For so many past and present residents of Richmond who have been longtime audience members or longtime volunteers, RCT is a treasured attraction of this community.”

Previous Honorees

2015   Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts (Grand Rapids, MI)
2016   Bellingham Theatre Guild (Bellingham, WA)
2017   Bay City Players, Inc. (Bay City, Michigan)


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