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 in 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.

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 Miranda Duty, General Manager at 740-373-0894 or email miranda@nullpeoplesbanktheatre.com or Natalie Bradley, Resource and Development Director, at 740-373-0894 or email nbradley@nullpeoplesbanktheatre.com.

Naming Opportunities

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 Natalie Bradley, Resource & Development Director, at 740-373-0894 or email nbradley@nullpeoplesbanktheatre.com to learn more about naming opportunities in our historic theatre.

1 Auditorium $400,000
2 Stage $250,000 Claimed
3 Orchestra Lobby $150,000 Claimed
4 Ticket Booth $100,000 Claimed
5 Entrance Lobby $200,000 Claimed
6 Concession Area $50,000 Claimed
7 Right Stairway $50,000 Claimed
8 Left Stairway $50,000 Claimed
9 Coat Check $20,000
10 Men’s Lounge $10,000 Claimed
11 Women’s Lounge $10,000 Claimed
12 Orchestra Pit $50,000
13 Fire Curtain $50,000 Claimed
14 Auditorium Rear Left $50,000
15 Auditorium Rear Right $25,000
16 Wheelchair Platform Left $25,000 Claimed
17 Grand Drape $20,000 Claimed
18 Mezzanine Lobby $50,000 Claimed
19 Mezzanine Corridor $50,000 Claimed
20 Second Floor Lobby $100,000 Claimed
21 Exterior Balcony $25,000 Claimed
22 Interior Balcony $25,000
23 Lobby Storage A $5,000 Claimed
24 Lobby Storage B $5,000 Claimed
25 Vending Room $5,000 Claimed
26.a Women’s Lounge 1 $10,000 Claimed
26.b Women’s Lounge 2 $10,000 Claimed
27 Men’s Lounge $10,000 Claimed
28 Maintenance Room $10,000
29 Balcony Stairway $50,000 Claimed
30 Star Dressing Room A $50,000 Claimed
31 Star Dressing Room B $50,000
32 Organ Lofts $10,000
33 Projection Room $50,000
34 Dressing Room C $20,000
35 Dressing Room D $20,000
36 Dressing Room E $25,000
37 Dressing Room F $25,000
38 Staging Area $50,000
39 Chorus Dressing Room $50,000 Claimed
40 Green Room $50,000
41 Stage Door Rear $25,000
42 Dressing Rooms/Laundry $15,000 Claimed
43 Stage Underpass $10,000
44 Lower Level Storage $5,000
© Peoples Bank Theatre – Managed by the Hippodrome / Colony Historical Theatre Association, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.

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