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 Heart of Robin Hood

By David Farr

Directed by Emily Henderson


Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 23, 24 & 25

(Friday, Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday nights!)

5:30pm: Pre-Show BBQ   ~   7:00pm: Free Show!

Davis Arts Center Outdoor Stage, 1919 F Street Davis, CA

Acme’s annual tradition of Free Comedy in the Park continues with this spectacular rendition of the English legend.  The notorious Robin Hood and his band of merry men steal from the rich, but refuse to share with the oppressed peasantry. As the wicked Prince John threatens all of England, it is down to Marion to boldly protect the poor and convert Robin Hood from outlaw to hero.  Bring your friends and family, and join us for an evening of high adventure, epic romance, and amazing fight choreography!  

Bring blankets or lawn-chairs and dress very warmly - Sherwood Forest can get chilly in Act 2!



By Mary Zimmerman

Directed by Maddy Ryen

July 31 - Aug 9

Brunelle Theatre, 315 W. 14th St, Davis

Join us for this epic adventure, full of poetry and humor, retelling the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts as they set off to recover the Golden Fleece.  Along the way they encounter dangerous obstacles, doomed romance and divine intervention.







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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