Acme Theatre Company is an non-profit community theatre group for young artists of high school age. Its mission is to present plays of high literary quality while providing opportunities for young people to learn various acting and technical skills. Acme Theatre Company is an organization run entirely by the young people themselves under the direction of a small cadre of adult mentors.

Acme is open to all graduated 8th - 12th grade students in the Davis and Yolo County area. There is no cost to participate in the company. Auditions are held prior to each production.

Acme performs in a variety of locations including the Veteran's Memorial Theatre, the Brunelle Theatre, and Pamela Trowkanski's Dance Workshop. Annually over Memorial Day Weekend, a free outdoor performance is given as a gift to the town of Davis for its many years of support. For many years, these performances were held on the Pence Gallery stage, which disappeared with the gallery renovation. Currently, performances are held on the outdoor stage behind the Davis Art Center.

For further information, contact Artistic Director, Emily Henderson at

In addition, the members of Acme are the directors/producers of theatre classes for K-8 students, which are offered through the Davis Arts Center.  These classes are lots of fun with small shows performed by the kids as the finale of each class.


Upcoming Productions


THE BURIALS By Caitlin Parrish

January 9, 10, 11, 12 & 16,17, 18, 19, 2020

Veterans Memorial Theatre, 203 E 14th St, Davis CA, 95616

Tickets: $10 Students/Seniors, $15 General available online or at the door 30 min before curtain.

Pay What You Can: 2pm, Sun, Jan 12 & 7pm, Thurs, Jan 16

UC Davis Community Book Project Post-Show Panel: 7pm, Thurs, Jan 16


After a school shooting, who picks up the pieces?  Sophie has always been the apple of her father’s eye and his biggest supporter in his campaign for the US Senate. But after her little brother Ben does the unthinkable, Sophie is forced to reconsider her loyalties to her family, her friends and her own sense of right and wrong. Inspired by Antigone, this is a modern tale of civic responsibility that explores the aftermath of a school shooting,racism, police brutality, and one family’s response to the United States gun epidemic.



Memorial Day Weekend - All Shows at 7pm

Friday, May 22 ~ Saturday, May 23 ~ Sunday, May 24 ~Monday, May 25

Davis Arts Center Outdoor Stage, 1919 F St, Davis, CA 95616

Tickets:  FREE!


It’s all in the rhyming!  In 18th-century Paris, poets are the rock stars of the day, and everyone has gone métromanie—crazy for poetry. Damis, a young, would-be poet with a serious case of verse-mania falls for a mysterious poetess from Breton. She turns out to be none other than a wealthy gentleman with a touch of the mania himself—looking to unload his sexy but dimwitte daughter—who also just happens to be cuckoo for couplets. Soon scheming servants, verbal acrobatics and mistaken identities launch a breathless series of twists and turns in this contemporary adaptation of French farce by comedic master David Ives.


July 24, 25, 26 & July 31, Aug 1, 2 & Aug 7, 8, 9 

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm

Wyatt Pavilion, UC Davis Campus

TICKETS: $15 General,  $10 Students & Seniors, $5 Kids 10 & under


One for all, and all for one!  This timeless swashbuckling adventure swings into action as the heroic hopeful, D’Artagnan, and his feisty sister Sabine set off to Paris. They quickly encounter the famous Musketeers: Athos, Porthos and Aramis and join forces to protect her Royal Highness, Queen Anne. However, two dangerous enemies, Cardinal Richelieu and Milady, will stop at nothing to take revenge on the Musketeers. Hilarity, deception, romance and non-stop swordplay ensue, as the fight for France’s future unfolds!



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2006-09-29 16:46:49   I am a proud alumni of Acme Theater Co. (As You Like It, Memorial Day Weekend-1993) and Improv-1991-93 —AdamFlowers

2008-05-23 00:12:32   I'd love to come. When are the performances? I can't find any time information. Thanks —lmc —lmccolm