The Main Street Theatre needs your support to continue to produce fine entertainment.
We need your financial support, and we need to see your faces and hear your laughter
as you enjoy our productions. Your responses make our efforts worthwhile.
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. See each play for ticket price.
Sponsors are needed and very much appreciated. Click here if you want to fill out
a form to support Live Theatre in Calhoun County. As an added incentive, sponsors
can phone the theatre, beginning 90 minutes before the show starts, to reserve seats.
The historic Main Street Theatre thrived in the 1930's and 40's and survived several
hurricanes through the years. Many long-time residents have fond memories of going
downtown for plays, movies and popcorn in a charming building with floor and balcony
seating. As the commercial centers moved away from the downtown area, the theatre
also was deserted and it remained empty for 30 years, falling into disrepair. In
1983, Russell Cain purchased the theatre and donated it to the Main Street Committee
Driven by the goal of bringing live theatre back to Port Lavaca, extensive renovation
work was done from the floors to the roof, with the help of grants, donations, and
the work of dedicated volunteers.
On September 29, 1994, the Gala Grand Opening celebrated the resurrection of live
theatre in Port Lavaca, with Pat Jurek directing a cast of 24 people. The new theatre
has a new stage, a refurbished balcony, and 263 seats. Each year, residents and visitors
can enjoy several plays showcasing local talent (and we do have some great talent!)
as well as country oprys, fashion shows, and other concerts.
See the links at the bottom of the page for current and previous play scenarios and
production dates. We invite you to come enjoy the talented cast of characters who
make an evening at the Port Lavaca Main Street Theatre a delightful experience.
Port Lavaca Main Street Theatre
Board of Directors
Jody Weaver, Co-Chairperson, 361-552-2254
Steve Bales, Co-Chairperson
Keith Ueckert, Treasurer, 361-552-9321
Russell Cain, Facilities, 361-552-6313
Teri Austin, Special Events/House, 361-552-2287
Members at Large:
Vice Chairman ,
If you are interested in auditioning for one of our productions at PLMST, please
contact us at