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 Twelve Huntsmen

By Briandaniel Oglesby

Directed by Miriam Eusebio

The Grimm brothers are lost in the woods when they stumble upon the mysterious Cesario and a band of dangerous huntsmen - each with a story to tell.  A magical feast unfolds full of poetry, romance, fart-jokes, magic, secrets and betrayal... but will this night of stories enough to heal Cesario's broken heart? 


7pm, Friday, Aug 3
7pm, Saturday, Aug 4
2pm , Sunday, Aug 5
7pm , Sunday, Aug 5

7pm, Friday, Aug 10
7pm, Saturday, Aug 11
2pm, Sunday, Aug 12
7pm, Sunday, Aug 12


WHERE: The Wyatt Pavilion, UC Davis Campus

At the corner of Arboretum Drive and Old Davis Road.  


    $10 Students & Seniors / $12 General

For more information see Acme theatre's website






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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