~ We are located in Dixon, IL. ~
Hometown of Former President Ronald
“A place to come home to”
Located 1/2 way between Chicago and Iowa, the Theatre is currently a rental facility that provides a very unique, elegant facility for organizations and individuals to hold many different types of events at user-friendly prices. The Historic Dixon Theatre today, has a large stage (offering 2 stage extensions, 1 covers the orchestra pit, the other is a smaller extension of downstage center and offers steps on both sides), sunken orchestra pit in front of the stage, the gorgeous domed ceiling offering the most amazing natural acoustics one will likely ever experience, 5 dressing rooms and 2 restrooms in the basement below the stage, as well as several drop bars available in the fly area for use. There are 2 restrooms on the Mezzanine level, 2 main floor store fronts on either side of the front lobby area of the theatre that were converted to expand the original restrooms, which now have allowed us to offer 7 women’s and 2 men’s stalls, instead of the 1 stall in each prior to this renovation. After undergoing such extensive renovation over the last 20+ yrs, and adding all of these fantastic amenities to this building, it is safe to say that Historic Dixon Theatre now offers you all of the amenities of a modern theatre, while preserving its “old theatre” appearance and charm.
The auditorium accommodates many types of live stage performances and activities such as:
Broadway Musicals & Plays
National Touring Artists
Barton Theatre Pipe Organ
Band & Choral Concerts
Classic 35mm Film & DVD Capability
Seminars and National Conferences**
**(Power Point & Cat 5 )
The Dixon area can be proud that The Historic Dixon Theatre operates independently from local government and is self-sufficient, SOLELY surviving on rental fees, concession sales and being blessed occasionally with private donations. The Theatre is a 501c3 and if you’d like to learn more about a tax-deductable donation to the Theatre, contact Tom at email@example.com
Theater Board of Trustees:
Tom Elmendorf Craig Miller
Earl Sholders Tim Deem
Dedicated Theatre Volunteers:
Jodi Elmendorf & Layla Grace, Rita Sholders, Ryan & Monique Elmendorf, Michelle Henry, Lisa Bramm, Brandi Moreno, Jenna & Andy Dempsey, Jim & Neomi Anderson.
If you have an interest in VOLUNTEERING or RENTING the Dixon Theatre, please contact us at:
Thank you for your continued support of
Historic Dixon Theatre!
If you have any historic facts or information regarding The Historic Dixon Theatre, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Historic Dixon Theatre is owned by the Lee County Civic Center Authority, a unit of government created by a resolution passed by the Lee County Board under the authority of the Metropolitan Civic Center Act. The board of trustees was appointed by the Civic Center Authority to manage the facility, including rental and fund-raising activities of the theater as well as setting policies for the maintenance of the facility.