Leave a Legacy
In its more than 100 years of presenting entertainment, the Hippodrome, Colony, and now Peoples Bank Theatre of Marietta, Ohio, has been a shining jewel in the cultural landscape of the Mid Ohio Valley. It holds a special place in the hearts of many who can still recall with fondness a night out at the Colony or the Hippodrome Theatre. “Hipp, Hipp, Hoorray,” and “See you at the Hipp,” were popular slogans at the time, and many can still recall their first date at the “Hipp” or later at the Colony Theatre.
Today, Marietta’s citizens realize that in addition to being a major historical asset, the revitalized Peoples Bank Theatre is serving as an important economic catalyst in the community. A recent study by Americans for the Arts indicated that, on average, $20 is spent in addition to the admission price of a performing arts event. On show nights, we frequently hear that local restaurants are at capacity. Overall, this spending generates valuable revenue for downtown Marietta merchants.
Peoples Bank Theatre raised $7.5 million toward restoration and completed construction on the facility November, 2015. Realizing the need for long-term financial viability, the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association (HCHTA) Board has decided to create an endowment fund that will give the theatre a stable resource of revenue to help underwrite educational programs and to provide for the continuing care of the historic theatre. A $2 million dollar goal has been set for the future endowment fund at the Marietta Community Foundation. A special matching program is available at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio through June, 30, 2020.
If you would like to make a contribution to the campaign or would like more information on how you can support Peoples Bank Theatre, please contact Hunt Brawley, Executive Director, at (o) 740-373-0894, (c) 740-706-9023 or email email@example.com.
To recognize those making campaign donations of $5,000 and above, the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association invites donors to name selected spaces—illustrated on our building map—for example ABC Corporation Stage or John Doe Lobby. Numbers indicate locations on the floor plan. Naming opportunities will be limited in duration to the useful life of the item named.
Below are the building sponsorship opportunities currently available at Peoples Bank Theatre. Each is grouped by its location in the theatre, along with the sponsorship amount. The right column lists opportunities that have already been sponsored.
Contact Hunt Brawley, Executive Director, at 740-373-0894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about naming opportunities in our historic theatre.
|15||Wheelchair Platform Left||$25,000||Claimed|
|18||Second Floor Lobby||$100,000||Claimed|
|21||Lobby Storage A||$5,000||Claimed|
|22||Lobby Storage B||$5,000||Claimed|
|24.a||Women’s Lounge 1||$10,000||Claimed|
|24.b||Women’s Lounge 2||$10,000||Claimed|
|28||Star Dressing Room A||$50,000||Claimed|
|29||Star Dressing Room B||$50,000|
|33||Dressing Room C||$20,000|
|33||Dressing Room D||$20,000|
|34||Dressing Room E||$25,000|
|35||Dressing Room F||$25,000|
|37||Lower Level Storage||$5,000|
|38||Chorus Dressing Room||$50,000||Claimed|