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Rocky Horror Picture Show to play at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 26

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will once again be screening at the Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 26.

Tickets are on sale now at General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are $5.00. The doors will open at 6:30 pm, with the featured film scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm.

This cult-classic film is renowned for its audience participation roles at different times and scenes during the film. Thus, there will be Astra-appropriate props available for purchase on the night of the show, and these are sold as a $5 kit. The kits can also be purchased in advance with your tickets online. 

To encourage the safety and enjoyment of the film by all in attendance, any bags brought into the theater may be checked for inappropriate items. To view a list of items that are included in the Astra-approved kit, as well as what cannot and will not be tolerated for use during the film, visit

Get your tickets now and make watching this film at the historic Astra a part of your Halloween tradition.  The film is rated R, with a run-time of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Also, check out more of the announced 2019 Next Act, Inc. shows including the return of The Way Down Wanderers on Saturday, November 23 and the festive showings of The Polar Express and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Saturday December 7 and Saturday December 14 respectively. Tickets and information on upcoming shows can be found at

The historic Astra Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Jasper, Indiana. Newly renovated with 357 seats, the Astra has main level and balcony seating with a concessions stand offering snacks, local craft and domestic beer, and wine that are available for purchase.


Next Act, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) that operates the historic, newly renovated Astra Theatre in downtown Jasper. Our mission is to foster, engage and create cultural and artistic opportunities and awareness in Dubois County.  What that means is bringing programming including concerts, comedians, movies, and education to the Astra.   

The Verve Pipe set to rock the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 19.

The rock/alternative band The Verve Pipe will be coming to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, October 19. This will undoubtedly be an electrifying event because The Verve Pipe is known for their energetic live performances. We can be thankful that two rival bands from western Michigan decided to join forces, as they… Continue Reading

Back to the Future to play at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, September 14

Marty McFly and Doc Brown will be bringing their time traveling DeLorean to Jasper and the newly remodeled Astra Theatre. The original 1985 film, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd will grace the silver screen once again.  Tickets are on sale now at  General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are… Continue Reading

2nd Half of 2019 Astra Season

Next Act, Inc, the non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper, Indiana, releases the second half of their 2019 season.  This is the second season of entertainment to take place on the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage in the theatre since major renovations took place in 2017.   Tickets are… Continue Reading

Rock Lotto set to return to the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, July 20.

After much fanfare and success of its inaugural performance in 2018, the Rock Lotto is returning to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, July 20. Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m. with bands scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at  General admission tickets are… Continue Reading

Iris DeMent, Nationally Renowned Alternative Folk and Country Singer and Songwriter, to Perform at Astra March 22nd

Nationally renowned singer, guitarist, pianist, and songwriter, Iris DeMent, will perform at the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Friday, March 22 as part of the 2019 season of Next Act, Inc.  Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m., opening performer Pieta Brown will go on at 7:30 p.m., and DeMent will take… Continue Reading

Details for the Second Annual ‘GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!’ Day Announced

The second annual ‘GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!’ day of giving campaign aimed at supporting arts’ and literacy initiatives will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, with activities planned for the entire day.  This year’s campaign will specifically benefit programming at the Jasper Public Library, stage equipment at the Jasper Arts Center, and ongoing facility… Continue Reading

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