ABOUT US

OUR HISTORY

In the early 1960’s Audrey Leibold and her family moved to Hanford. They liked the schools, people and area in general, but Audrey soon realized that the community did not have a theatre. She quickly set forth to fix that little problem. By running ads in the local papers she found others who shared her dream. In 1963 the Kings Players was born. At first they performed in the auditorium at Hanford High. Audrey knew they needed to find a permanent home. In early 1964, she found the Chinese Center for Knowledge, a Chinese school that had been closed since the late 40’s. The Kings Players had found a home, and have been in the Temple Theater ever since.

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