Tin Building Theatre

The Bosque Arts Center Tin Building Theatre (TBT) has provided family-oriented comedy, drama, and musicals for appreciative Central Texas audiences for almost 40 years. The theater, named for the metal siding which formerly housed a manufacturing plant, was formally organized by a small group of visionaries in 1981. The group presented its first play in the summer of 1982. Along the way, thousands of theater-goers, young and old alike, have experienced live theater first-hand.  

TBT has been described as a "working, hands-on theater," meaning that previous acting or theater experience is not necessary for involvement. Many of the group's most seasoned members have learned their craft "hands-on" by becoming actively involved in the group. The directors and actors are all volunteers and the sets, costumes, even publicity, posters, and programs are created by volunteers of the group. TBT presents two full-length productions per season, complete with two dinner theater productions per show and usually four performances per play.

The group also presents other special presentations, as time and talent allow. Many a newcomer to a TBT production has been amazed at the professionalism of the shows and the volunteers. More than one has termed it "one of the best rural community theaters operating in Texas today."


TBT Fall Show Auditions


Up next at TBT are auditions for the fall 2019 production, when we’ll kick off our 38th season with our very first interactive audience murder mystery show.  Ken Jones’ Dead To the Last Drop will play for four performances, including two dinner theaters, October 5-12.  Auditions will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m.  The show has parts for three men and three women, which range from twenty to middle-aged.  The play is being directed by TBT veteran actor/director Don Boysen.  Boysen last served as director for the 2018 Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple (Female Version).  Rehearsals will be held three times weekly for about six weeks.  Action for the play takes place in a coffeehouse and bookstore called “Café Caffeine.”  The crazy cast of characters leads the audience through a maze of funny plot twists and turns.  Opportunities for audience and cast interaction reach a peak when the audience is allowed to vote on the ending that they want to hear!  The killer and ending can change with each performance.  TBT is very excited to present the show and encourage participation both on and off the stage.  For more information, please contact TBT at (254) 675-2278, or visit our Facebook page for more current information.

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P.O. Box 373
215 College Hill Drive
Clifton, Texas 76634

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