Historically the center of Danville life since 1873, the building that houses The Village Theatre at 233 Front St. continues to serve as the heart of the community through performing arts, visual arts, and special events. The structure has gone through numerous iterations, starting as a one-story farmers’ hall, transforming into a two-story community center, and serving as a movie theater and a church. Despite its historic roots, the building was slated for demolition, but saved to become a popular performing arts center.
Today The Village Theatre’s stage comes alive year-round with plays performed by the Role Players Ensemble, improv by the Trapped in a Rumor Improv Comedy group, and a long-running cabaret show called Victoria’s Reel Blondes. The Danville Childrens Musical Theatre introduces children to the stage through participation in plays and musicals. For the wee ones, there’s the Preschool Performance Series, featuring fun and educational shows.