The Kay Theater: 350 N Main Street, Rockdale, TX 76567

The Kay’s Got Talent!

Saturday, Sept 30th at 7pm

The Kay Theater Foundation is hosting a Talent Show! Register today for a chance for cash prizes of $300 for 1st Place, $200 for 2nd Place, and $100 for 3rd Place.

This contest is open to all ages. Registrants under 18 will require parental consent.

Registrants will need to complete the Audition Application and upload a 3 min (max) video submission no later than Aug 31st or email your video submission to
Registrants selected to participate in the Talent Show will pay a $20 entry fee. 

Audience tickets to attend the 9/30 Talent Show will be $10. (Tickets on sale soon)

This event is a fundraiser benefitting the Kay Theater Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Come out and enjoy Readers Theater at The Kay Thursday nights at 7pm!

Have fun practicing scripts and improving your acting skills in a relaxed setting with no pressure to memorize lines.

Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary — just a passion for acting!

For information contact Val Gameiro at

Calendar of Events:

Fri, 6/2 at 7pm: Demolition Man (1993 Movie)

Sat, 6/3: Private Event

Fri, 6/9 at 7pm: Back to the Future (1985 Movie)

Sat, 6/10: Private Event

Fri, 6/16 at 7pm: The Croods (2013 Movie) – Father’s Day Weekend!

Th, 6/22 at 5pm AND 7pm: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002 Movie) – Chamber on Tap Night!

Fri, 6/23 at 7pm: Transformers (2007 Movie)

Sat, 6/24 at 7pm: Pretty Woman (1990 Movie)

Sat, 7/1: Songwriters Showcase featuring Brooke Graham & Friends benefitting The 1895

Sat, 7/8: Private Event

Sat, 8/12: Private Event

Sat, 9/30: The Kay’s Got Talent

Special Events:

The Tonkawa Tribe: Who are they, really?

Thursday, May 4th at 10am

Bob O’Dell, author and documentary producer, will speak on May 4, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Kay Theater in Rockdale, Texas. His presentation is entitled: “The Tonkawa Tribe: Who are they really?”

The Rancheria Grande Chapter of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Trail Association, in recognition of National Trails Day 2023, will host the presentation.

Bob is the writer and lead producer of an upcoming feature-length documentary currently being filmed about the Tonkawa Tribe and will show the film’s trailer during the presentation. In the presentation, Bob will explain how he became interested in the Tonkawa Tribe, how they have broken his own misconceptions of what a native American tribe is like. He will then contrast the current tribe with the historical descriptions by explorers and settlers and will propose how we might reconcile these differences. During this talk, Bob will share a number of personal and historical stories in hopes of revealing a deeper understanding of the tribe.

Ancestors of the Tonkawa Tribe inhabited a large central Texas region that includes Milam county, and the tribe was identified by early Spanish explorers in their diaries as being part of the assemblage of the “Rancheria Grande.” A portion of the Rancheria Grande, located just north of Gause, Texas, in Milam County has recently been the subject of archaeological investigation. 

Bluegrass Show benefitting Minerva VFD

Saturday, April 15th at 7pm

Come out for a Fun Time and Enjoy a Bluegrass Show featuring Karl Shiflett & Friends at the Kay Theater.

Admission is $10 at the door and includes refreshments.

Proceeds from this event benefits the Minerva Volunteer Fire Department.

Brought to you by Jason Jenkins – Edward Jones Advisor

The Show Must Go On

One night only: Saturday, November 19th at 7pm

Enjoy a photographic tour of historic theaters as speaker Mike Robertson guides us through his one-man quest to document small town Texas theaters.

Don’t miss “The Show Must Go On”, Saturday, November 19 at 7pm. 

Mike photographed 258 theaters and The Kay Theater is in his top ten favorites! Mike speaks on the varying architectural designs, the rise of popularity of theaters, and why theaters are still relevant to our communities.

Proceeds from this event benefit The Kay Theater Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit

10th Annual Christmas at the Kay: Sun, Dec 11 at 3PM

Don’t miss this FREE holiday tradition featuring songs of the season by Communities in Concert Band, Sparky Thomason, special guest Brooke Graham and a Christmas Sing-a-Long. Special thanks to the Matinee Music Club for intermission refreshments.