Blue Springs City Theatre's primary location is in the Live! Auditorium (formerly Theater 8) inside Miller Theatres
Occasionally, performances will take place at alternate venues. The location for these shows will be publicized when they are scheduled.
In 1986, Jim Stamberger approached Pam Buck of the Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department with the idea of beginning a theatre company for the community of Blue Springs. From those meetings came "Blue Springs Community Theater," as it was known for the first three years. The first production was the musical "Scrooge". More than 100 persons auditioned on October 1st and 2nd, 1986 and a cast of approximately 40 persons performed the show.
In 1987, the name of the theater changed to "Blue Springs City Theatre." In the years since the first performances of "Scrooge," more than 100 productions have been presented to the community ranging from children's theater - "Winnie the Pooh," "Peter Pan," and "The Jungle Book;" small shows like "Curious Savage," "Miracle Worker," and "Steel Magnolias;" to large summer musicals like "The Sound of Music," "Annie," and "Hello, Dolly!"
In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Springs City Theatre was forced to "go dark" like so many other theaters across the country. As our venue at the time was located in Blue Springs High School, even as restrictions lifted, we were unable to access our space. In April of 2021, we entered into an agreement with the Miller Theatres in Blue Springs to convert one existing movie auditorium to a live performance stage. From this agreement, the Live! Stage Performances Auditorium was born! Renovations of the space have begun with live performances planned for late 2021.
Thousands of people from the community have worked both onstage and backstage to bring live theatre to Blue Springs. Most of these individuals have been involved in multiple productions. Blue Springs City Theatre has always had an inclusive philosophy and welcomes any and all who wish to contribute their time and talents to the theatre