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Mark Your Calendars for Special Performances at Black Hills Playhouse!

Updated: May 24

We are over the moon to make you “A Part of Our Worlds” for Season 78! You have four amazing shows adding up to a whopping 53 chances to see a production at the Black Hills Playhouse this summer. 

Throughout Season 78, we have sprinkled in special chances to attend one of our fantastic performances. Get your calendars ready and read on to see what particular offer tickles your fancy. 


Tatanka Teaser Cabaret Season Warmer 

Join us June 1 at 2:00 pm for the Tatanka Teaser Cabaret Season Warmer! This special performance features our Season 78 company performing pieces they auditioned with. Get a glimpse of the inspiring pieces that helped us choose such amazing talent for 2024.

Passholders and SD Residents $17 / Out-of-State $21–purchase through the box office by calling us at 605 255-4141.


Pay-As-You-Can Performances 

It is our mission at the Black Hills Playhouse to bring the magic of theatre to as many people as possible, and we believe money should never be a barrier to the arts. Join us each Saturday before the opener of each of our four productions for a Pay-As-You-Can performance, sponsored by Julie Oswald! There is a suggested $10 donation for those who can, and any and all donations are welcome. 

General Admission, no reserved seats.

These performances occur:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 pm for “The Play That Goes Wrong”

  • Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 pm for “Disney’s The Little Mermaid”

  • Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 pm for “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”

  • Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 pm for “The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time”


Opening Matinees Followed by Artist Opening Reception

Our opening matinees are full of energy and excitement! They also include an Artist Reception after each opening performance where we celebrate the cast and crew. Join us for an exciting show, and stay after to say hello (and grab an autograph while you’re at it). Grab your tickets for opening matinees here.

Opening Matinees take place: 

  • Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 pm for “The Play That Goes Wrong”

  • Sunday, June 30 at 2:00 pm for “Disney’s The Little Mermaid”

  • Sunday, July 21 at 2:00 pm for “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”

  • Sunday, August 11 at 2:00 pm for “The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time”


Kids Go Free Nights

We are ready to inspire future generations of theatergoers, and are proud to offer Kids Go Free nights, sponsored by Bank West! 

Kids Go Free performances for 2024 take place on the first Wednesday and Thursday evening of the run of each play. Don’t forget to check each play’s target audience to make sure it is appropriate for your child’s age. Check play descriptions out here.

Please Note: Discounts can not be stacked in the ticketing system which means that adults must purchase a full-priced adult ticket (no senior or military discounts) to get the free tickets for kids. If you are making reservations for more than 4 kids, please call the box office at 605 255-4141 for help making reservations.


USD Alumni Night 

Mark your calendars for this year’s USD Night on Saturday, July 13th at the Black Hills Playhouse and performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid! Dinner and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Hab Hall, which is located just feet from the stage. The meal will be provided courtesy of the USD Foundation & Alumni Association.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a run time of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. A limited number of $30 discounted tickets are available to alumni and friends until July 3. Register today for your tickets by calling the BHP box office at 605-255-4141 or by emailing and mentioning the USD Alumni event. 


Other Ways To Enjoy the Black Hills Playhouse

Take a Historic Tour Before the Show

Learn about the Black Hills Playhouse Campus and the historic CCC camp we occupy!

Pre-show Tours take place:  

Before Matinees: 1:15 pm

Before Evening Shows:6:45

$10 per person (+$3 processing fee). 

Make your tour reservations through the box office by giving us a call at 605-255-4141 to speak with one of our friendly ticket agents. 

We can’t wait to see you at the Playhouse this summer! For full Season 78 information, and to purchase your tickets for a show, click here.


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