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Tent Theatre Returns for 59th Season

Last year, Missouri State University’s Tent Theatre was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer, it’s back with its 59th season, featuring three shows – two live and one virtual. 

There will be a major change this year – the live shows will take place in Craig Hall Coger Theatre. This is due to the construction of Tent Theatre’s new permanent structure, the John Goodman Amphitheatre, scheduled to open in summer 2022.

Mark Templeton, managing director of theatre and dance at Missouri State, talks about what audiences can expect from this season.

Read the full transcript

Buy tickets

The cost of tickets are:

  • Single tickets: $19 (standard) or $32 (premium).
  • Season tickets: $37 (standard) or $63 (premium).
  • Streaming access tickets: $34 (per show) or $90 (pass for all shows).

Group rates and picnic dinners are not available this year. 
To buy tickets, call the Missouri State box office at 417-836-7678 or toll-free at 888-476-7849. Fans can also order tickets at
To get more details, including parking, visit the Tent Theatre website.

A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the assistant director in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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