Due to the global spread of COVID-19 Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre has postponed the 2020 season.

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  • SSDT 2018

    Shakespeare (Abridged)

  • SSDT 2018

    Moon Over Buffalo

  • SSDT 2018


  • SSDT 2017

    'Til Beth Do Us Part

  • SSDT 2017

    Father of the Bride

  • SSDT 2017

    Steel Magnolias

  • Man Dinner

    SSDT 2016

    The Man Who Came to Dinner

  • Nerd

    SSDT 2016

    The Nerd

  • Addams2

    SSDT 2016

    The Addams Family

Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre

Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre is a summer community-based theatre program presented by the Department of Theatre at Harding University. Over the past thirty-six years, the program has offered the opportunity for community participation and student experience in a unique hybrid environment. Theatre faculty and staff provide leadership and support for the three productions mounted each summer. Buffet meals are catered by Classic Fare catering. The popular summer program continues to sell out each season.

This is just an intermission.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted so many plans in the past two months. It is with a very heavy heart that we are informing you that Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre will not be performing our previously announced 2020 season. The university made the choice to defer the season this summer. We have certainly been mindful of the safety and health of our casts, crews and patrons in this process. This will mark the first year in thirty-seven years of SSDT that our family of performers and crews will not be performing for our family of devoted patrons.

Our plan is to carry this season forward to 2021 where our Escape From Reality will become a welcome relief in a healthier world. Join us in 2021 for Harvey, Farce of Habit and Smokey Joe's Cafe! We long to share with you again the joy and magic of live theatre!

Our prayer is that you stay safe, stay healthy, and stay focused on making a difference in this world.

Thank you for your support of the arts in our community!


Tickets can be purchased at:  www.hardingtickets.com.

The Ulrey Performing Arts Center

The Ulrey Performing Arts Center is a 15,200-square-foot facility that houses the Harding University Theatre program and is also the home for Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre. The facility provides space for offices, ticket sales, dressing rooms, costume production and storage, set  and prop production and warehouse space. The center provides numerous options for flexible staging, such as Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre.  


Auditions for all three shows each year are held early May in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center. Specific dates are posted on our facebook page. If you are unable to attend on the announced audition date, but are still interested in auditioning, please email our producer at ssdt@harding.edu.

Check on Harding University's Facebook page or back here for the latest information!


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SSDT is part of the Department of Theatre



Ticket Info - Call 501-279-4276 or visit www.hardingtickets.com 

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