Pick the date you want to attend

The 6th Theater on the Run event is back on two separate Saturdays. In 2017, after selling out the event for four years straight, it was decided to add a second date for the event. We are doing it again this year. Theater on the Run will be held at 6:00 p.m., on two consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 9 and 6. The plays and cast remain the same, just the downtown locations will change. On both evenings, The Matthews Opera House theater will be the location of the finale performance.

Show Details:
Sept. 9 or 16 
Saturday: 6-10 p.m.

How does Theater on the Run work?

Theater on the Run begins with four different groups of theater patrons–25 people each– starting at a pre-determined different location. After each group has enjoyed a 15-20 minute play, the audience rotates to the next location to view the next production. This will continue until the grand finale, where all four groups will meet in the Matthews Opera House for the last show. Each venue will have beverages for sale, with some offering adult and some offering non-adult beverages. Venues provide appetizers in the cost of the ticket.

“This progressive and fun way of going to the theater has been such a big hit the last five years. Theater on the Run has sold out every year since 2012,” says Jayne Rose, The Matthews’ marketing manager. “We have a limited amount of tickets, so make sure to get them early. This unique event is one you won’t want to miss.” Tickets are only sold in The Matthews art gallery or online and must be purchased in advance. The participating venues will NOT be selling tickets.

The Sept. 9 play locations are:
Bay Leaf Cafe
Common Grounds
Level Wine Bar
Good Earth
The Matthews theater

The Sept. 16 play locations are:
Blackbird Espresso
Jacket Zone
The Matthews art gallery
Studio 621
The Matthews theater

Only 100 tickets per evening!

We have only 100 tickets each for Sept. 9 and 16, for a total of 200 tickets. All tickets are $25.00. The ticket includes all five one-act plays and appetizers that are provided by all of the participating downtown venues.

Tickets go on sale July 26

Buy tickets at The Matthews’ art gallery or by phone during business hours. Business hours are Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the phone is 605-642-7973. Save time & energy. Go online to buy your tickets at any time. You can even buy them while you’re in your robe.

Each ticket has the name of your START location. That is the location you will start with on the evening you choose. So, look at your ticket and note the date and location you are to check-in with at 6:00 p.m. Everyone in your group will be guided by a Matthews’ docent to the next location for the next play.

2016 finale with Cami Dohman


This year’s CAST 

Here it is — the cast list and play titles. CLICK to see this year’s actors.

Show Details:
Sept. 9 or 16 
Saturday: 6-10 p.m.

Sponsored by…

Thank you to the sponsors that help us bring art shows, plays, concerts, and other live entertainment acts to The Matthews.  We couldn’t do it without you.  

KEVN Black Hills, South Dakota Arts Council, Great Western Bank, Killian’s Tavern, Black Hills Pioneer, Century 21, Bay Leaf Cafe, City of Spearfish, DeSmet and Biggs, LLP, Forcoli & Sons Painting, Wolff’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Lucky’s 13 Pub, Spearfish Holiday Inn, The Apple Blossom B&B, Zonta Club of Spearfish, Optimist Club of Spearfish, The Matthews’ family, The Kelley family — CLICK HERE to visit these sponsors’ business websites.

Would your business like to become a sponsor?  CLICK HERE to learn more.