Bemidji Community Theater Feasibility Study

Bemidji Community Theater (BCT) is a non-profit corporation which made its debut in December of 1981 when a group of friends recorded A Christmas Carol and broadcast it via radio. The first live performance occurred in conjunction with Art in the Park in 1982 with a public reading of Dirty Work at the Crossroads. After that, Bemidji Community Theater was off and running.

Thirty-eight years later, Bemidji Community Theater stood at a critical juncture. The organization was considering a major decision—purchase and renovation of a Bemidji property that would enable the organization to have “A Home of Its Own.” This decision was one which would have far-reaching impact for the organization’s future.

It was my pleasure to assist this vibrant nonprofit with a feasibility study that helped them make the decision to invest in a new facility in downtown Bemidji. The BCT Performing Arts Center at 316 Beltrami Avenue NW, Bemidji, MN, located next to the Chief Theater, established a new “theater district” in the downtown area. This paved the way for year-round performing arts with the Paul Bunyan Playhouse running the professional summer season and Bemidji Community Theater providing performances fall, winter and spring.

For more on Bemidji Community Theater, visit their website. 

Bemidji Community Theater