Our Mission


RHCT promotes the love of theatre for all ages and exists to provide theatre experiences and education to Rock Hill and the surrounding community!


Our History

Applause is something that we cherish here at RHCT, not just the kind you hear but (in our case) the APPLAUSE sign you see. Those plexiglass words survived the fire that destroyed everything else in our first “permanent” home. Originally designed for 1940’s Radio Hour and used in two productions of Annie, Jr. and again, most recently, in our winter production of Annie, the sign is a reminder of why we continue to do what we do for our community.

In 1995, a merger between Rock Hill Little Theatre, York County Children’s Theatre, Main Street Theatre and The Outcasts formed Rock Hill Community Theatre. It soon found a home in the former Main Street Methodist Church, which we leased from Pilgrim’s Inn for several years. After the fire, we performed in school auditoriums until we were able to rent a storefront on Black Street. Then, due to our need for more space, we transitioned to the Performing Arts Center on Main Street in 2010. With news of the anticipated closure of the PAC, we moved into our current home, the former West End School cafetorium, in November of 2014.

This past November Pathways, an agency whose goal is to centralize services for the homeless population of our area, purchased the complex. We applaud their efforts and wish them success. We recently completed moving everything into storage and are continuing our search for a new home.

You can help us in several ways.

If you know of any available space, for productions or storage, please let us know.

To help with ongoing expenses, please consider providing a donation.

With your help, we can continue offering outstanding theatre and

Keep the APPLAUSE coming…