Historic Avery Theater
The Scott Valley Theatre Company (SVTC) is a group of volunteers dedicated to utilizing Etna’s historic Avery Theatre for the cultural enrichment of Scott Valley and the surrounding areas.
Donated to the city of Etna by the generous Avery family, this theatre was the movie hub of the valley for decades and now has been converted to an exciting live performance space. The Avery Theatre, a raked house, seats nearly three hundred and features a large stage and excellent acoustics. It is the goal of the Scott Valley Theatre Company Board to offer enriching cultural, community, theatrical and musical experiences to the people of our area.
Etna High School is privileged to be able to utilize the full-service theatrical facilities at the the Avery for their live student productions. Successful high school productions staged at Avery in the past were Our Town, Tartuffe, Bye Bye Birdie, The Apple Tree, Shakespeare, Abridged and Arsenic and Old Lace and You Can’t Take it With You. In addition to plays, every February the high school stages “Improv. Night” modeled after the hilarious television show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” There is always a spring offering in May which includes the Etna High Choir and Drama Department. The Scott Valley Unified School District hosts a yearly talent show for all elementary students.
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