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Established in 1992, Limelight Theatre is the only year-round community theatre located in St. Augustine, Florida.

Co-founded by Anne Kraft and Jean Rahner, the Limelight Theatre staged its first production on August 28, 1992, in the Monson Bayfront Inn. It provided entertainment at this location for almost two years. In 1994, Limelight achieved non-profit status as a 501(c)3 organization, and continued to offer productions for a number of years at a wide variety of local venues, including a small rented building on U.S. 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 in uptown St. Augustine, and converted it to a 125-seat theater, thus moving 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 a black box space that seats 75-90, called the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre.

In addition to staging eight live shows during each season, Limelight offers year-round theatre education for ages 4 to adult.

Limelight Theatre provides quality artistic enrichment for St. Johns County through year-round theatrical performances, arts education, and community engagement.


Sherrie Provence

Executive Director

Hannah Pierce

Box Office Manager

Kristin Pidcock

Director of Education

Bradley Akers

Marketing Director

Ryan Walker

Technical Director

Board of Directors

Chris MacEwan


Donald Jones

Vice Chairman

Gaye Farris


Francesca Bellavista

Chief Financial Officer

Directors at Large

Scott Bartosch
Barbara Bennett
Bill Coleman
Beth Lambert
Pam Lassen
Lorna MacDonald
Linda Matuza
Linda Meehan
Linda Mignon
Gisella Nieto
Daniel Pasky

Advisory Committee

Jean Rahner
Anne Kraft
Alice Alger
Christine Chapman

Jim Conzemius
Jane Mathis
Julie McGuire
Paul McGuire
Wes Scovanner
Karen Selig
Karen Taylor
Shirley Thompson

Community Partners

The Raintree Restaurant

Uppity Art



St. Johns County Schools

The Arc of St. Johns

St. Johns Community Campus

Big Brothers Big Sisters