Diamond Crown Award | AACT

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 10 years.

2021 Honoree

Logo of the Tacoma Little TheatreTacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma, Washington) was founded in 1918 as the Tacoma Little Theatre and Drama League, and at 103 years is among the oldest community theatres currently operating in the United States. TLT’s vision is to offer a destination for the diverse community of Tacoma and Puget Sound that offer a well-rounded season of mainstage productions, staged readings, murder mysteries, special events, and a year-around education program serving both adults and children. TLT increases community awareness through special ticket programs and embracing other non-profit and service organizations, such as United Way. With the support of the community and local funders, TLT was able to complete a full remodel of its auditorium and lobby spaces, beginning in June of 2020. This was the first major upgrade since the 1950s, and came as a result of listening and responding to patron feedback. After a break in response to the Covid pandemic, the theatre is looking forward to welcoming back patrons in the fall of 2021.

Previous Honorees

2020   Theatre Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee)
2019   Des Moines Community Playhouse (Des Moines, Iowa)
2018   Richmond Civic Theatre (Richmond, Indiana)
2017   Bay City Players, Inc. (Bay City, Michigan)
2016   Bellingham Theatre Guild (Bellingham, Washington)
2015   Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts (Grand Rapids, Michigan)


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