~ 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 (even offering 2 stage extensions, 1 which allows the orchestra pit to be covered, the other is smaller and centered in front of the stage to add 2 additional entrances centerstage), sunken orchestra pit in front of the stage, the gorgeous domed ceiling which creates the rarest, most phenomenal natural acoustics one will most likely 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 everything today’s modern theatre can, while still offering you that ”old theatre feel”.
The auditorium accommodates live stage productions such as Broadway Musicals, Theatre Pipe Organ Concerts, Orchestras, Live Bands, Dance Recitals, Weddings, Opera, Ballet, Comedians, Lectures, Company Meetings, Seminars and Conferences and also offers Classic 35mm Films and DVD movies. There is really no limit to its uses.
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
Jeff Schnaiter Linda Brantley Tim Deem
Dedicated Theatre Volunteers:
Jodi Elmendorf, Sharri Miller, Sharon Murphy, Ryan & Monique Elmendorf, Hannah & Courtney Miller, Rita Sholders, Ashley Elmendorf, Layla Grace and Christi Buttron.
If you have an interest in VOLUNTEERING or RENTING the Dixon Theatre, please contact Tom Elmendorf, President, Historic Dixon Theatre at:
815-973-4318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.