Cultural, Civic & Arts

Columbus Theater Restoration

BVH is performing a complete restoration of the long-empty Columbus Theater building. As a patron, you can expect a modern ticket booth, coat check, and concessions with access to restrooms at the house and balcony level. 

Inside the house, accessibility and flexibility with an adjustable floor system afford multiple uses such as banquet seating, theater-in-the-round, tiered seating of various configurations, or standard performance seating. Rebuilding the badly deteriorated balcony allows sight lines to be addressed with access to loge seating. Performers have access to a green room and lounge with private restrooms, stage storage, and easy loading/unloading from the alley. A house-located technical and sound booth assists in dialing in the performance with a theatrical grid in the house and fly loft to support various show needs. 

Additionally, the second floor of the west annex building can transform from patron experience to a stimulating speakeasy when shows are not occurring. The duality of this space affords maximum flexibility and a secondary revenue source for the theater. The speakeasy spills onto a rooftop deck oriented to the west with views of the newly completed community building. 

Known features of the exterior and interior will be restored or recreated to overlay the history of the theater with the resurrection of the cultural asset. The Columbus Theater will return to its fond roots, filled with spirited performances and new memories.

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