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Anderson's Mainstage Theatre

124 West 9th Street


In the spring of 1960 ten members of an adult education speech class taught by Maxine Adkins proposed to organize a community theatre in Anderson, since none existed at the time. Each person paid $10.00 for a lifetime membership, officers were elected, and a season of three plays were presented that summer in the Anderson High School auditorium.

The following summer with the growth of interest in membership, Madison County Players moved to the Geeting proprety at the end of East 10th Street and presented a season of plays in a rented tent. Through the generosity of the late Robert Getting, a new circus tent was purchased, and the Players began to be known as the Geeting Summer Theatre. The theatre brought to the area some well-known local television personalities, Frances Farmer and Kay Field, and Jack Kelly of the Maverick series.

A pole barn was erected on the site eventually to provide more security as the theatre began to accumulate lighting, properties, and costumes. Theatre membership grew and reached out into the entire county. The Board of Director. Realizing that the theatre building rested on leased ground, began an intensive campaign to save money in order to purchase a more permanent home.


Patty McCool

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
The things they do are amazing, especially in limited spaces... Very resourceful and talented (not just acting) organization! Great shows, great atmosphere!

Lori Bowyer

Sunday, July 15, 2018
My mom, daughter and me just saw "Legally Blonde" the musical. It was great. We have been going for about 5 years. We really enjoy it. If you want to see some local talent then Mainstage is the place.

T Baxter

Saturday, June 2, 2018
I love the laid back atmosphere and the fun performances. It is a great family venue and reasonably priced.

Althea Bankston

Friday, April 20, 2018
Loved the play!!! Everyone working there is friendly and helpful. The actors are great and the musicals are AWESOME!!

Michael Smith

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Amazing place to catch a show in Anderson! A tucked away treasure for the community!

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