Peoples Bank Theatre is excited to announce our inaugural series of concerts in our newly-restored historic hall.

The Winter-Spring 2016 Spotlight Series features 10 performances, encompassing a mix of music, comedy and dance. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 12:00 noon on December 1.

The series includes:

Beginning 12:00 noon December 1, tickets may be ordered online at or by calling the box office 740-371-5152.

We are currently looking for a part-time Bartender. Candidates should possess knowledge of drink preparation in a wide variety of applications, a strong commitment to quality service, a very high standard of excellence, and an awareness of local, state, and federal health and sanitation laws. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and have the ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

Desired qualities include:

  • 2 years of experience tending bar and serving
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Diplomacy skills as they pertain to customer interaction
  • Ability to maintain a clean workspace
  • A willingness to learn and grow as a bar tender and as an overall team member
  • Upbeat, positive, and professional attitude
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to be flexible in a changing environment
  • Reliable transportation

Required experience:

• Bartending: 2 years

If interested, send cover letter, resume and three references to our Theatre Director, Susan Ferrell:

Equal employment opportunity.

No phone calls please.

Peoples Bank Theatre is looking for a part-time Box Office Manager and part-time concession and box office employees. Hours are flexible and will include weekends and evenings.

If interested, send cover letter, resume and three references to our Theatre Director, Susan Ferrell:

Equal employment opportunity.

No phone calls please.

Looking for something special for that someone special? Give the gift of live entertainment! Peoples Bank Theatre gift certificates allow that person on your list to pick the exact shows and tickets they want. Redeemable online or at the box office, gift certificates are available in denominations of $25, $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200.

Click here to order online, or call the Box Office at 740-371-5152 Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Tickets for our Grand Opening weekend featuring Cirque-Tacular on January 8 and a Special Acoustic Evening with Travis Tritt on January 9 are now on sale. Ticket sales will be available exclusively through the event listings here on our website and our Facebook page.

TITLE: Volunteer Coordinator – Part-time DATE PREPARED: 09/2015
REPORTS TO: Theatre Director STATUS: Part-time, Non-exempt, Hourly

POSITION SUMMARY: Recruit and maintain adequate number of event volunteers (ticket scanners, ushers and customer relations) and administrative volunteers (office assistants, tour guides and theatre history researchers) to provide appropriate event coverage and administrative support where needed. Supervise and assure all volunteers are properly trained to be able to provide exceptional customer service and support


Volunteer Program

  • Recruit, orient and train event and administrative volunteers. Manage the purchasing of shirts, name tags, penlights, etc. so that volunteers may have a uniform appearance. Manage the background check process for all volunteers.
  • Match interested volunteers with opportunities that suit their skill set and best serves the Theatre. Ensure that each volunteer feels comfortable with their volunteer opportunities and fully understands all responsibilities.
  • Supervise and engage with volunteers and manage volunteer expectations so volunteers are able to provide a high level of customer service to patrons and office staff.
  • Manage volunteer database and scheduling software. Enter and monitor events and required volunteer levels.
  • Review and update online volunteer application materials, volunteer descriptions and guidelines to ensure ease of use for prospective volunteers.
  • Manage the delivery to information to volunteers who don’t have electronic access (computer/email) and mail scheduling event calendar, individual’s confirmed schedule, newsletters and other communications in a timely manner so materials are received when access is given to those who have electronic access.
  • Early in year one, develop an Event Advisory Committee and a Tour Guide Committee, both comprised of volunteers and directed by the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • The Tour Guide Committee will promptly develop a tour for visitors.
  • In year two, develop a high school, event volunteer program.
  • Recognize the necessity to assure volunteers feel appreciated and informed. As budget permits, hold events to thank volunteers, purchase items or send individual correspondence.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Responsible for onsite, offsite or other special event management for all patron areas with attention to excellence in customer service (internal and external), front of house and volunteer relations, community building and staff, volunteer and patron safety/security.
  • Prepares details for the pre-event volunteer briefing (run times, holds, attendance, Playbills, inserts). Conducts the pre-event volunteer briefing or schedules appropriate individual to conduct the briefing in Volunteer Coordinator’s absence.
  • Oversees event protocols to include ticket scanning, house opening, curtain rising/holding, emergencies and evacuations.
  • Reports building concerns (HVAC, lighting, cleanliness, fixtures, bathroom/room conditions, etc.), via internal radio or via work order (based on need to address).
  • Completes incident forms and investigations as necessary.
  • Reports/addresses suspicious or dangerous activity, using security staff as necessary.
  • Ensures volunteers performed post-event walk through of assigned area, gathered found patron items and provided them to Customer Relations to log and assigned event space is closed.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • High school graduate or equivalent, College experience desired.
  • Two or more years of volunteer management experience and/or training preferred. Experience in performing arts or entertainment a plus.
  • Possess strong customer service, interpersonal and presentation, communication and listening and exceptional writing and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-energy environment, deal with emergent issues, and juggle multiple projects. Possess a high level of energy and be self-motivated.
  • Be able to maintain the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to research, collect, and interpret data.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, daytime and holidays as needed.

The physical demands described in this position description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit and may lift objects up to 50 pounds. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

This position description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Interested individuals should forward a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to by Monday, October 5, 2015.

Wage commensurate with experience.


The historic Peoples Bank Theatre is excited to announce its Grand Opening weekend lineup for January 8 and 9. The two-day celebration kicks off with the New York-based acrobats of Cirque-tacular and culminates with a special Saturday evening acoustic concert by Grammy-winning country music star Travis Tritt.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 15.

“It is hard to describe how exciting this is,” says Hunt Brawley, Director of the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association. “After thirty years we are finally bringing life back to this wonderful theatre, and we are doing it with a bang!”
“We are thrilled to present Cirque-tacular and Travis Tritt on our opening weekend,” Brawley adds. “They demonstrate the talent and wide range of programming we plan for the Peoples Bank Theatre in the future.”


The weekend’s opening by Cirque-tacular is a nod to the historic theatre’s vaudeville roots. Over the last eight years, the Cirque-tacular has given thousands of aerial and ground acrobatic performances throughout the world. Repeatedly praised by critics, for their “mind-boggling artistry and athleticism” and their “great feats of daring at the extreme edges of human capability”, their acts have reached millions live and millions more through appearances on most major television networks. Cirque-tacular’s performers have been hailed as “mesmerizing,” “incredible,” and “truly impressive,” as the cutting edge leaders of the modern revival of American vaudeville entertainment.

As the opening weekend’s headlining artist, Travis Tritt will take the stage where previous country music legends—like Tex Ritter, Kitty Wells, Ernest Tubb, and Randy Travis—once stepped up to the microphone before a Marietta audience.

Travis Tritt’s appearance at Peoples Bank Theatre will be a rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight. The audience will experience an up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences.

Performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive,” and “Best of Intentions,” the Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life and leave the audience with a truly memorable experience.

As the restoration of the theatre nears completion over the coming weeks, Peoples Bank Theatre will announce more of events currently in the works for 2016, including concerts, dance performances, musicals, and the annual Colony Film Festival.

Beginning October 15, tickets may be ordered online at

The application period for this position has closed.


Title: Theatre Director
Reports to: Executive Director Status: Full-time, Exempt

PositionSummary: Manage facility operations and lead programming and event booking. Oversee the overall success of the theatre operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, negotiate, contract and oversee innovative programs (including rental events) for the theatre that not only increases outreach to the community but also assists in sustaining the theatre financially. Confer with Executive Director regarding bookings and rental agreements throughout negotiations and prior to booking.
  • Assure that all contractual agreements are being met and that any possible concessions are reviewed and implemented when possible after discussions with all parties.
  • Supervise Technical Director and obtain all technical information related to any and all attractions by contacting all parties well in advance of their arrival. Work directly with the attraction to evaluate technical and staging needs.
  • Work with a program consultant to assist in booking major acts and touring shows, during first year of operation.
  • Ensure that all event invoicing maintain financial integrity.
  • Network with local, regional and national prospective renters to build relationships that benefit the theatre.
  • Under the direction of the HCHTA, book venue-promoted touring shows, kids educational programs, movies and more.
  • Perform financial settlements and evaluations with all touring shows.
  • Review all theatre financial statements, and understand and be able to communicate the impact of the building’s operations.
  • Develop capital improvements budget and regular maintenance budget and see that improvements and maintenance are complete and the building is properly maintained.
  • Supervise and train Box Office, Concessions and Front of House staff to ensure that all events exceed the high standards of the HCHTA.
  • Perform staff annual reviews.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Director to determine marquee and facility-specific advertising such as signage, banners and posters.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and three or more years experience in event planning implementation and management, desired. Two or more years of experience in booking touring shows, preferred Extensive experience and deep understanding of theatre operations, equipment, functions and resources. Minimum of three years supervisory experience. Strong computer skills, financial aptitude and budgeting experience. Strong negotiation, organizational and prioritization skills, and effective planning skills. Excellent writing, communication, people and presentation skills; and present a professional image. Ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented. Possess a strong work ethic and work well under pressure. Ability to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. Strong interpersonal and networking skills.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described in this position description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit and may lift objects up to 50 pounds. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

This position description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Interested individuals should forward a cover letter, resume and three professional references to by September 15, 2015.

Salary commensurate with experience.
Peoples Bank Theatre is managed by the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association

At 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 a Ground Breaking Press Conference was held at the Peoples Bank Theatre to an enthusiastic group of dignitaries, supporters and press. Peoples Bank announced it will make an additional $3.7 million investment to directly fund the final construction of the Peoples Bank Theatre, a $7.5 million restoration project.

The investment is the largest corporate outlay given to the theatre to date. The funds will be used for the final phase of construction. The investment consisted of acquiring state and federal tax credits to fund the project.

“This is a huge step forward for the viability of the theatre,” said Hunt Brawley, Hippodrome/ Colony Historical Theatre Association director of development. “Without Peoples Bank this would not be possible. We have tried for years to gain credit from national banks for this final phase. That’s been the difference – national versus local. Peoples Bank, a community bank, has made this happen by stepping up when and where others have not. This is a significant investment and we are very appreciative of Peoples Bank’s ongoing support.”

Fundraising for the project began in 2004. Brawley indicated that approximately $2 million has been spent on design, demolition, roof replacement, environmental remediation, and structural repair.

Under the direction of general contractor Grae-Con Construction Company, final construction will take approximately 10 months to complete. A grand-opening, red-carpet event is planned for December.

Sponsorship opportunities (such as naming rights for the lobby, stage, and auditorium) are still available to assist the theatre with long-term operating needs and added value items like state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, etc. Seat Sponsorships are another way to give. Seat availability can be seen on the website or at the HCHTA office. Charitable donations for the project may be made online at or by contacting the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association at 740-373-0894.


Memorable Quotes:


–Bill Wesel, original HCHTA
Board Member

“We’re dedicated to the restoration of the theatre and aiding in the revival of Putnam Street. Supporting the arts and culture in this region is a commitment Peoples Bank made nearly a century ago.”

-Chuck Sulerzyski, Peoples Bank President & CEO

“Seeing this project come to fruition is important for Marietta, Washington County, and the entire Mid-Ohio Valley. We must continue to find ways to elevate our cultural offering –whether it’s performing arts or preserving our historical structures.”

-Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews

“Schools and colleges have many financial obstacles and are frequently seeking new ways to provide access to a broad range of arts programs. Having access to a premier venue like this will serve to enrich the lives of all students in this region.”

– Dr. Joseph Bruno
Marietta College President

“It is impressive to see a community rally to preserve its historic structures. Peoples Bank and the Hippodrome Colony Historical Theatre Association, along with countless other individuals and businesses, are accomplishing something remarkable with the revitalization of the theatre. I am looking forward to seeing the curtain rise on the first production in the renovated space.”

Bill Johnson,
6th District-Ohio.

The Ninth Annual Colony Film Festival: Focused on Emerging Filmmakers has opened submissions for documentary, drama and animated films.

The festival, sponsored by the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association, will be held on March 20 and 21, 2015 in Marietta, Ohio. The Colony Film Festival seeks to develop a strong local film community and encourages filmmakers to share their experiences when introducing their films during the festival. The competition is open to students and non-students both amateurs and professionals with an additional category for local filmmakers (within 50 miles of Marietta).

Awards will be presented for the best film in each category, feature length, short, animated, student, local, and Best of Festival as selected by the panel of judges.

Entry fee per film is $25.
Submissions may be made on-line at with a deadline of February 23, 2015.
Contact: or 740.373.0894.