While we’re unable to attend LHAT in Philadelphia next week — lots of work is a good problem to have, right? — we will be there in spirit! It’s a beautiful city filled with historic architecture and amazing food. It’s a perfect backdrop for what we know will be a successful conference. LHAT says it best:

The League’s annual conference is the largest annual gathering of historic theatre professionals, community leaders, and service providers and suppliers, attracting participants from across the U.S. and Canada for idea sharing and network building. Professionals, volunteers and devotees join together for four days of networking and peer information exchange, tools & techniques sessions, and tours of local historic theatres, plus events, banquets and receptions.

By defining our field, creating a shared vocabulary and identifying best practices, the educational components of the League’s annual conference strengthen efforts to sustain historic theatres of various sizes, operating structures and programming philosophies. During theatre tours, docents emphasize how each venue has dealt with the specific challenges of sustaining their operations to serve their communities, now and in the future.

As Allied Members, IA Stage is fully behind LHAT’s mission “of sustaining historic theatres across North America for the benefit of their communities and future generations.” We specialize in thoughtful upgrades that maximize usage while respecting the historical and cultural identity of your venue. Take a look at some of our work here.

July 14-17, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA
For information on how to register for the conference, click here.

Header image of the interior of Cocoa Village Playhouse is courtesy of Goforth Photography.
Feature image on Blog Page courtesy of ArtisTree.