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This is a report conducted by Buckeye Hills Regional Council, a council of governments dedicated to improving the lives of residents in Southeast Ohio.   Southeast Ohio’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $24,677,808 in economic activity in 2022, according to the newly released Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6), an economic and social impact […]

Esbenshade Series Announces Diverse Collection of Artistic Talents for 2023-24 Schedule

Five talented and diverse performances are in store for the 2023-24 season as Marietta College resumes the Esbenshade Series in September. “The Frederica G. Esbenshade Memorial Fund continues to bring an eclectic mix of high-quality programming to our region, and as always, the shows are free,” said Todd Burge, Director of the Esbenshade Series. “Experiencing […]

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast: Audition and Rehearsal Information for 2023 Missoula Children’s Theatre Production

The audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of BEAUTY LOU AND THE COUNTRY BEAST will be held on Monday, June 26, at 10:00 am inside the historic Peoples Bank Theatre at 222 Putnam Street in Marietta.  There are roles for those students entering first grade through twelfth grade. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to […]

Securing the Future: Peoples Bank Theatre Launches $5 Million Endowment Campaign

The Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre, operating as Peoples Bank Theatre, is excited to launch a substantial $5 million endowment campaign. This initiative aims to bolster facility maintenance, provide comprehensive program support, and ensure the nonprofit’s long-term sustainability. “After navigating the challenges posed by COVID-19 and successfully establishing ourselves as a premier cultural hub, we are ready […]

Sensory Friendly Film Series Launches on June 13

June 13 marks the kickoff of Peoples Bank Theatre’s Sensory Friendly Film Series. The series, which is made possible through the generous support of the Marietta Welfare League and the Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities, features family films shown in an environment designed to accommodate neurodivergent children and their families. The sound, lighting levels, […]

The CALT Sessions (An Appalachian Music Series) Begin April 19

Grammy winners, WV Music Hall of Fame Inductees, and regional heroes will join us this summer for this entertaining and informative new series made possible by Central Appalachia Living Traditions (CALT) and the Mid Atlantic Arts! The artists will discuss how Appalachian traditional music and culture have influenced their contemporary works. All the artists will be performing […]

Peoples Bank Theatre Receives Central Appalachia Living Traditions (CALT): Folk and Traditional Arts Experiences Grant

Peoples Bank Theatre is pleased to announce it has received a Central Appalachia Living Traditions (CALT): Folk and Traditional Arts Experiences Grant totaling $10,000. This inaugural grant provided by Mid Atlantic Arts is part of a multi-year project designed to promote the understanding and recognition of folk arts and culture in Central Appalachia. Its three […]

Returning to Traditional Tickets to Combat Fraud

A note from our Executive Director: Because of ticket scammers, we are back to traditional tickets! Unfortunately, ticket scamming is still alive and well in the entertainment industry. There is nothing that disturbs us more than hearing about a ticket buyer that has been duped by an online ticket seller. We often hear of someone […]

Call for Auditions: Kiss Me, Kate

The Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta is planning a production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate in June of this year. The rehearsals will start on May 30 and the performances would take place between June 24 and July 2. Until 2019, the Peoples Bank Theatre attended the Ohio Theatre Association’s January Audition Meeting to […]

Tesla String Quartet Performance Moved

Please note that the Esbenshade Series’ Tesla String Quartet concert will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 13, at the First Congregational Church at 318 Front Street in Marietta. This free event will not require tickets for admission. Masks are mandatory to attend. Follow the Esbenshade Series at Marietta College’s Facebook page for […]