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.

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 hbrawley@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 Hunt Brawley, Executive Director, at 740-373-0894 or email hbrawley@nullpeoplesbanktheatre.com to learn more about naming opportunities in our historic theatre.

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

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