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The Wilson Theatre

Present and Future

The Wilson Theatre today is actively involved in the local community. The theatre itself is owned by the City of Rupert, and is manage as a 501c3 non-profit organization known as the "Renaissance Arts Center". Plays or musicals are ran bi-annually in the theatre. Past shows include Little Shop of Horrors, Shrek the Musical, The Wizard of Oz, with many more in the works.  

The theatre is home to many other events outside of typical theatrics as well. The "Wilson Wizarding Experience" which happens every October draws in witches as wizards from all over as the theatre is transformed into a magic filled building. Patrons can enjoy train rides, wand shopping, potions classes and more! There's also the Superhero Adventure which happens over the summer, where visitors can see superheroes and villains alike swarm the theatre, embark on a convoy ride, test their skills on a ninja training course, and much, much more. 

The Wilson has also become a place for the youth of the community to come and participate in the world of theatre. The Wilson Youth Symphony and Chorus (WYSC) is a musical ensemble comprised of vocalists, as well as string and band instrumentalists ranging in ages 13-18. The WYSC was founded in 2020 as an opportunity for young musicians to further their musical ability alongside the local school music programs or private lessons. In 2023 they awarded their first annual scholarship to participating seniors in the group to assist with their college tuition. The WYSC performs bi-annually as well, with a Christmas performance on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, and a spring performance in April or May. Other youth events include "Wednesdays at the Wilson", an opportunity for younger children to come and learn new activities over their summer break, and the "Little Miss Christmas City Pageant", a Christmas Pageant for young girls in collaboration with the City of Rupert. 

Although the Wilson Theatre has been around for over a century, we are still learning and growing in many ways. We would like to thank all of our countless patrons, sponsors, volunteers, and anyone else who has helped the theatre over the years. We hope to see your continued love and support of the Wilson Theatre.
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