Union Street Players
712 Union Street Suite 202
Pella, IA 50219


Union Street Players (USP), Pella’s award-winning community theater, began in 1987 with a small group of interested individuals who produced short pieces for the community’s annual summer “Thursdays on the Square.”  The group was incorporated as a non-profit organization in January 1989. Since that time, USP has been dedicated to providing quality live theatre for Pella and our surrounding communities. We are proud to have been awarded the designation “Best Performing Group” in the Red Rock Area for several years and has received several awards for outstanding performances/contributions by the Iowa Association of Community Theatres.

Each year USP produces three productions on our home stage, the Joan Kuyper Farver auditorium in the Pella Community Center. Our season generally  includes:

  • a Spring production (Feb/Mar/Apr)
  • a Summer production (Jul/Aug)
  • a Holiday production (Nov/Dec)

Meetings & Membership

USP regularly meets the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in room 201 of the Pella Community Center (712 Union St; Just West of the Pella Library). Monthly meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome and you do not have to be a member to participate, though you must be a member to vote.

Organizational members pay a minimal $5.00/$10.00 fee to support USP and our programs, though membership is not necessary to be involved in any productions or meetings. Anyone interested in membership may contact us by e-mail.

2017-2018 Board Members:

Mathew Kelly (Pres.)
Denise Gregory (V.P.)
Deb Linn (Sec.)
Jim Palmer (Treas.)
Doug DeWolf (At-Large)
Kim Beyer (At-Large)
Arvin Van Zante (At-Large)