From the APT website:
The Victory Theater was designed by noted Rogers architect A.O. Clarke and opened in
December 1927. The theater served as a community gathering place and was renovated
several times as a movie and vaudeville theater before closing its doors in the early 1970s.
In 2008, with generous help from the Wal-Mart Foundation, contributions from civic-minded
donors and the effort of tireless volunteers, the City of Rogers purchased the Victory Theater
with an agreement that it would serve as the long-term home of the Arkansas Public Theatre.
For the past twenty-nine years we have been a community-based organization that believes
in the performing arts as an essential part of a healthy community and economy. We began
as a small theatre group putting on plays wherever our productions were welcome.
Now, as our name proudly states, we are Arkansas Public Theatre at The Victory in historic
downtown Rogers. Each of the 29 previous seasons shaped the organization into one that
presents Broadway-caliber productions with volunteer actors, directors, designers and
technicians from our vibrant region. We’re thankful to our season members, donors and partners,
and ticket holders. Your continual support is vital to the existence of APT. Our future
promises greater community development and initiatives, while maintaining our productions’
relevancy in keeping our community alive and inspired.