Your Help Is Urgently Needed!
The Ohio Theatre has new stewards who are valiantly attempting to restore and revive this beloved historical venue as a state of the art Performing Arts Center to serve the Lima Community and all of Allen County. There is an urgent need for crowdsourced funds to make some much-needed repairs that must be done immediately. We are working with a new non-profit called "Friends of the Ohio Theatre" who are acting as the fundraising arm of the operation. They have applied for their 501c3 status and are awaiting Federal approval for that, but we can't wait for that approval to ask for your help. The need is now. The roof leaks. A lot. Like, really a lot! The power is wonky in places and borderline unsafe. The plumbing is outdated and none of the urinals work and the toilets only flush when they feel like it. Any amount you can contribute will be put to immediate use and will be greatly appreciated by us and by the entire community who is clamoring for us to open as soon as humanly possible. Please donate what you can. And as soon as you can. The rains are coming...
Rock , Country,, Hip Hop and More!
Nightly Piano Bar.
And Delicious Food!!
World Premiere Plays.
Something Great Coming Soon!
Big things are coming to the Ohio Theatre in beautiful downtown Lima! The theatre has changed ownership, and we are planning a slate of events that we hope has something for everyone. The theatre will continue to host fantastic concerts, and will still be a venue available for rental for weddings and other special occasions. But our main focus is going to be on producing original theatre, including musicals and plays, and getting the whole community involved! Our theatre company called "The Avante Garage" has produced shows in Nashville, New York City, Los Angeles, and now Lima! We are also adding a restaurant that will be serving up mouthwatering meals before every performance. Add to the mix a nightly piano bar, holiday celebrations, acting classes for all levels, and even a full time bakery/cafe featuring delicious pastries and beverages! We hope you'll be creating a lot of new memories at the Ohio Theatre with us!