Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is one of the oldest continuously active arts organizations in Indiana,
founded in 1931. The importance of community theatre can be measured by a slew of statistics and
years of research. Here are some highlights:
- Academic Performance - Students engaged in the arts have higher GPA’s, standardized test scores, and
college-going rates as well as lower dropout rates. These academic benefits are reaped by students
across all socio-economic statuses.
- Mental Health - Theatre is an effective way to reduce depression and anxiety while increasing life
satisfaction. Just 30 minutes of active arts activities daily can combat the ill effects of isolation and
- Job Market - Creativity is among the top five applied skills sought by business leaders- with 72% saying
creativity is of “high importance” when hiring.
Civic Theatre has a thriving education department offering both youth and adult classes. For more
information check out www.lafayettecivic.org, and follow us on Instagram or Facebook.
Keep us in mind during #GivingTuesday on November 28 th , 2023. Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is
an important part of our community tapestry.