The Gothic stone building that is the Old Church Theatre in Clarksville was built in the 1920's as the spiritual home of a small congregation of Red River County members of the Episcopal Church. Regular services were held in the historic building until the 1980's when the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas closed the Church because of dwindling membership. The Diocese deeded the building to the Red River Historical Society, but it sat empty for several years.
In 1991, the Society leased the church building to Clarksville native, Boyd Hurt, an accomplished musician and music teacher, who began featuring the Old Church Theatre concerts monthly. Well known and established, as well as up-and-coming, musicians from all over the nation have performed at the Old Church Theatre and the list of performers already scheduled continues the new tradition of quality entertainment presented monthly at the Old Church Theatre with the generous support from individuals and business leaders in Clarksville and North Texas area.
The Old Church Theatre is brought to you in part by funding through a grant from The Texas Commission For The Arts.
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