June 10, 2020
Neighbors gathered at the Theatre to take in a very different sight. A storm with winds of over 55 miles per hour had blown the roof off the building, collapsed the auditorium ceiling, and destroyed the stage and seating areas. Although the damage was devastating, the catastrophe brought Erie County residents together to imagine a brighter future for the Theatre and the region.
With the enthusiasm and support of our community, a plan has been developed to not only rebuild the Theatre, but to expand and improve it. The 2020 storm could have condemned the Sandusky State Theatre to close forever. But thanks to the stewardship of our community, what began as a disaster became an opportunity. With the support of visionary leaders and generous donors, the Theatre will soon welcome audiences and performers back with its combination of historic beauty and modern features.
It's time to raise the curtain on a new era
Sheryl Conner • Business Manager, The Sandusky State Theatre
Chris Parthemore • Executive Director, The Sandusky State Theatre
Eric Wobser • CEO, Greater Sandusky Partnership
We are sharing regular progress updates on construction, sneak peeks of what will be included in the renovated theatre upon its reopening, and so much more!
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