Longmont Theatre Company (LTC) has been a mainstay of live theater in Boulder County for over 50 years. LTC stages many shows, and offers numerous outreach and educational programs. A true community theater, it has an all-volunteer staff, from board of directors to ushers, and performs to appreciative audiences year-round. LTC is a member of the Colorado Community Theater Coalition, Boulder County Arts Alliance, and other like-minded organizations, promoting an appreciation of theater and the performing arts.
LTC works with the community through several outreach programs. "Taste of Shakespeare" offers free Shakespearean outdoor performances in Front Range parks in the summer, and free actors' educational workshops during the school year. The LTC Youth Program offers summer classes, and "24-hour" programs, in which student actors prepare and perform a show in a 24 hour period. All youth programs offer scholarships so that cost is not a barrier to access. LTC offers free tickets to high school students for main season shows, and tickets for special services and community agencies through our "Art Reach" donations. As a member funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, LTC undergoes strict audits for financial integrity, and their bylaws and operating guidelines are public record. LTC shows its value to the community by its longevity.
Coming up on 55 years of continuous operations, LTC is the longest running community theater in northern Colorado LTC is recognized every year by the Longmont Times-Call Reader's Choice Award as the best live theater in town. LTC has received the Boulder Camera Eye award for 2008 - 2010, for Best Show and others, and their "Top 10 in a Decade" award. Our lead costume mistress, Judy Ernst, was recognized as a "7 News Everyday Hero. Most recently, LTC's production of "Frost / Nixon" was nominated for 2011 Denver Post Ovation Awards.