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Vive Les Arts Theatre

How VLA Gets Involved

The Vive Les Arts Societe is dedicated to excellence in the fine arts and to enriching the cultural experience of the citizens of Central Texas through quality presentations.

Vive Les Arts Societe was founded July 20th, 1976 by eight local couples whose main goal was to enhance the community’s quality of life through artistic endeavors and to promote artistic and cultural values.

In 1980 the Societe found its first home in the Texas Theatre, an old movie house built in 1914 located on Avenue D in downtown Killeen. Volunteers gathered to help renovate the movie house into a quaint 250 seat theatre and named it Vive Les Arts Theatre.

In January 1991, due to the generosity of many local donors, foundations and the City of Killeen, Vive Les Arts Societe was able to build and move into its current home. This new building allowed VLA to uphold its mission by producing its own culturally enriching performances with its 400 seat house, expansive proscenium stage and spacious lobby/art gallery.

Since then, VLA has produced over 40 fantastic seasons of shows, adhering to their promise to the community.