The mission of the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association, Inc. is:
- To preserve, maintain and operate Peoples Bank Theatre as an historic landmark which benefits the people of the Marietta/Parkersburg metropolitan area and the Mid-Ohio Valley by presenting programs of artistic, social, and educational merit.
- To serve as a community auditorium to support the revitalization of the downtown business district and enhance the tourism trade in the area.
- To serve the community as an auditorium facility to benefit schools, performing arts organizations, service organizations, businesses, and religious organizations.
- To serve the community by presenting a broad spectrum of high-quality, multi-cultural activities in all art forms.
- To provide a venue for local, regional, national, and international artists.
- To develop cultural awareness through educational programs.
The Peoples Bank Theatre does not endorse all of the opinions and attitudes of the artists on our stage, but we do give them the freedom to present their art in whatever safe legal way they see fit.