Grist Mill
Fine Arts

Contact Us:
email --
phone -- 712-486-2216

Neil Simon's "FOOLS"

Grist Mill's first production of 2023! Come enjoy Neil Simon's "FOOLS" on March 31 or April 1 at 7:30 pm or April 2 at 2:00 pm! Call 712-486-2216 and leave a message for reservations - check here for seating!


Select a Day to View

Wide Aisle

40+ Years of Performances

Grist Mill Fine Arts Council was formed in 1977 to provide a means to bring the arts to southwest Iowa. In 1979 the Arts Council moved into the former site of the John Deere dealership owned by the McCready Family.

One of a Kind

Inside the theater you'll find all sorts of farm memorabilia contributing to the ambiance and small town feel, though you won't think it's a small town performance.

Top Notch Performances

With the help of the community and local actors with some real chops, Grist Mill Fine Arts is home to multiple amazing shows each year. Our goal is to bring the quality of big venues home.


Grist Mill is pleased to award 2 to 3 scholarships in the amount of $350.00 each year. Applications are due by April 1st. The scholarship money will be disbursed upon receipt of a copy of the first semester grades of the selected recipients. Scholarship winner(s) will be announced at Class Night or another appropriate venue. You may download the application at the bottom of the page. The provided links are in Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word. Once completed, please either submit application to the school counselor or email to

Theater Camp!

Theater Camp!

2022 Grist Mill Campers!!

Got a Question?

Each year the Grist Mill Fine Arts Council board members get together to discuss the next year's activities and shows. While we try to make the best lineup possible, we just know there are ideas and talented actors/singers we haven't seen and heard.
Here's your chance! Whether you have an idea for a show or you'd like to be IN the show, fill out the form to let us know all about it!

Grist Mill Friends

  • Patrons
  • Craig & Linda Allensworth
  • Oakland Vet Clinic
  • Suzann Duede
  • Rex & Marian Hoffman
  • Cathy Temeyer
  • Terry & Glenna Pullen
  • Judie Danker
  • Nancy Hering
  • Arla Johnson-Pickham
  • Shirley Hartman
  • Sponsors
  • Margot Young
  • Carol Forristall
  • Barb McCowen
  • Robbie & Dave Zach
  • Carmella Pigneri
  • Clarence Waddell
  • David & Ruth Murray
  • Veva Larson
  • Benefactors
  • Callie Kallsen
  • Mark & Nancy Raney
  • Scott & Sue Duhachek
  • Melinda McCready
  • Lowell & Deb Forristall
  • Kevin & Kathy Cope
  • Eileen Adickes
  • Paul & Carol Jean Koch
  • Gary & Diane Forristall
  • Roy & Carol Gravett
  • Bentley East
  • Bruce & Ruby Bentley
  • Neil & Melia Clark
  • Walter Keast
  • Charles & Judy Pleak
  • Fred G. Henry
  • Patty Walter
  • Sustainers
  • Christi Hartsock
  • Robert & Gayle Strickland
  • Susan Goos
  • Ray & Pam Clark
  • Eric & Christy Baker
  • Gene & Cheri Sanny
  • Arbor Bank
  • Suzanne Gorhau
  • David & Carla Barber
  • Nick & Gina Kroon
  • Wendell & Janell Hotze