About Us

Est. 2003

The Premiere Playhouse

Mission Statement

To provide quality, affordable community theatre accessible to all residents of the Sioux Empire; and

To provide hands-on learning experiences in the greater Sioux Empire community in all aspects of volunteer-driven theatre performance and production.

The Premiere Playhouse History

Believing that local theatre is vital to the fabric of the community, a number of local theatre enthusiasts began meeting in the Spring of 2003 to explore the possibility of funding a brand-new community theatre. After input from the Sioux Empire Arts Council, the business community, the City of Sioux Falls, and local artists and educators, the Sioux Empire Community Theatre (SECT) was born.

In the summer of 2003, SECT was formally organized and incorporated with the State of South Dakota. A Board of Directors was selected, and at the first board meeting these Board members dipped into their pockets to come up with enough money for a Post Office box. In September 2004, SECT became a 501(C)(3) organization.

In August 2021, we officially changed our name to The Premiere Playhouse!

Board of Directors

President: Rick Weiland
Vice President: Tammi Haverly
Treasurer: Sarah Tuntland
Secretary: Steve Veenhof

Shelli Masek
Toby Kane
Ryan Reiffengerger
John McLaughlin
Joe Obermueller
Fernando Bula-Rudus
Thomas Kapusta
Kevin Cole
Korena Keys

If you would like to join our Board of Directors, please submit an application here.