Maples Repertory Theatre
The Historic Royal Theatre in downtown Macon is a grand old building with a long history of live theatre and vaudeville. Built in 1889, it opened as the Jobson Opera House. Later known as the Logan Theatre, the Blees Theatre and the Royal Theatre, it was called the Macon Theatre and converted to “movies only” in 1959. Throughout the decade of the 90’s the theatre underwent a renovation inside and out preparing it to better serve the needs of modern theatre artists and patrons. Modern amenities such as electricity, running water and air conditioning allow you to appreciate the history in comfort. The Royal Theatre is a wonderful place to perform and to watch a show. It’s 400 seats are on the gently sloping mainfloor and sweeping arch-shaped balcony. There are truly no “bad seats” in the house as everyone is close to the action. Come take a look. After 115 years, the Royal Theatre still provides “Distinctive Attractions.”
I love seeing a show here! It is so much fun! I will definitely go back.
Play was great. Balcony was treacherous for elders and not handicapped accessible. Ground floor seating good. Enjoyed both events trunk show in am and Play in afternoon.
Never a bad performance at the Maples! Truly a gem to find in small-town Missouri. Local talent mixed with rising pros from around the country never disappoint in a well-chosen blend of musicals, comedy, and drama. Bargain prices for single shows or full memberships. Go! Enjoy!
We really enjoyed the musical of The Quilters! Great acting, great musicality!
I've gone to see several plays here and they are great. Very homey and quaint environment.