St. Augustine’s Community Theatre 

Contact Information


Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32085
Phone: (904) 825-1164
Fax: (904) 825-4662
Email address: thelimelighttheatre@gmail.com



Driving Directions


From points North: Follow I-95 South to the State Road 16 exit (#318). Turn left (east) onto State Road 16, heading toward St. Augustine Beach. At the State Road 16 and U.S. Highway 1 intersection, bear right onto U.S.1. Merge into the left lane and follow U.S. 1 for approximately 1 mile. Look for the yellow Denny's sign, and turn left onto Old Mission. The Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue, on the right.
 
From points South: Follow I-95 North to the State Road 16 exit (#318). Turn right (east) onto State Road 16, heading toward St. Augustine Beach. At the State Road 16 and U.S. Highway 1 intersection, bear right onto U.S.1. Merge into the left lane and follow U.S. 1 for approximately 1 mile. Look for the yellow Denny's sign, and turn left onto Old Mission. The Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue, on the right.


History


Co-founded by Anne Kraft and Jean Rahner, the Limelight Theatre staged its first production, I Ought To Be in Pictures, on August 28, 1992, in the Monson Bayfront Inn. It provided entertainment at this location for almost two years. In 1994, the Theatre achieved not-for-profit status as a 501(c)3 organization, and it continued to offer productions for a number of years at a wide variety of local venues, including the Art Association, churches, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Marineland, Flagler College and a small rented building on U.S. Highway 1.

In 2001, through a generous grant from the Joukowsky Family Foundation, the Limelight purchased a 10,000 square foot building at 11 Old Mission Avenue, converted it to a 125- seat theater and moved into its first permanent home.

The building needed significant improvements, and in 2006, the Limelight applied for and received a Cultural Facilities Grant of $398,000 from the State of Florida. The money was used for capital improvements including a new roof, new air-conditioning, heating, sound and lighting systems, lobby and restroom renovations and the addition of a studio theatre, now known as the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre.

Proudly celebrating over 20 years in the community, the Limelight Theatre has produced well over one hundred different shows in its history, from classics to new works, tragedies to musical comedies. The working Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Limelight Theatre Guild continue to improve and help the theatre to flourish. Attendance has continued to grow, and today the Theatre is widely respected as one of North Florida's top cultural organizations.