The Black Hills Playhouse will create inclusive performing arts experiences as South Dakota's leading professional and educational theatre.


The Black Hills Playhouse delivers exceptional theatre programs that engage diverse people and strengthen South Dakota communities.

What We Do

The Black Hills Playhouse produces professional summer stock theatre in Custer State Park for people in local communities and visitors to the Black Hills; trains and employs artists; offers sleep-away performing arts camps for kids; tours Dakota Players shows which have the capacity to engage up to 55 kids in each community in a musical with lights, sound and costumes; and creates theatre inclusive of children and adults with disabilities in Sioux Falls.



INCLUSION:  Theatre is an integral part of the human experience and needs to be accessible to all. We embrace shared humanity, in order to experience transformation through theatre. 


ARTS / COMMUNITY IMPACT: Arts are impactful vehicles for social, civic, cultural, and educational engagement and vital to the growth of dynamic communities.


RELATIONSHIPS: Strong, deep and meaningful relationships are key to sustainability and extend the reach of the BHP mission.


SUSTAINABILITY: Responsible management, strategic planning, and engaged teams are essential to the success of the Black Hills Playhouse.



Produce quality theatre, thoughtfully chosen for community impact, while challenging the company to achieve high artistic standards.


Create and deliver inclusive accessible year-round theatre programs designed to meet the needs of communities while engaging, enriching, and igniting the shared imaginations of company members and participants.


Work with arts, finance, and community partners to increase access to arts education and cultural experiences.


Strengthen and preserve the Black Hills Playhouse as a South Dakota cultural treasure through critical and historic partnerships with the University of South Dakota, Custer State Park, and the BHP Alumni Association, while continually seeking innovative partnerships which further the mission.


Maintain professional staff and leadership, an active board of directors, and responsible financial management to  ensure implementation of all goals.


The Black Hills Playhouse, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to deliver exceptional theatre programs that engage diverse people and strengthen South Dakota communities.


They may be purchased at the BHP, at most entrances of the Park and online HERE.

Theatre Address:

24834 S. Playhouse Road,

Custer, SD 57730

Mailing Address:

PO Box 2513

Rapid City, SD  57709

Box Office: 605.255.4141

Box Office Hours:

Tuesday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Production Photos: Russell Jensen of Sage Studios

BHP Campus Photos: Colleen Marsh Olson

Web-banner by: Badlands Media

Ticketing System provided by Arts People

Board Portal

Business Line Hours:

Tuesday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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