(March 13, 2019) Elizabethtown, KY – The City of Elizabethtown will begin the transition process to operate the City-owned Historic State Theater Complex for the 2019-2020 season. The theater complex has been managed in recent years through an agreement between the City and the Historic State Theater Complex, Inc., a local non-profit organization. City representatives met with the board to discuss the transition process this evening at their board meeting.
Effective July 1, 2019, the City of Elizabethtown will assume operations at the Historic State Theater. The goal for the City is to operate the State Theater as part of the City Events Program under the direction of Sarah Vaughn. The transition of the operations will add benefit to the theater’s overall programming and budget.
The City is grateful for the time and energy the current board has dedicated to the State Theater. The City plans to continue to build upon the great work that these volunteer board members have put into this historic facility in downtown.
“The City has been discussing this option for at least two years and we are ready to integrate this City-owned facility into our overall programs. We know that this will be a great opportunity for our community going forward as we will be able to add to our events program and quality of life for the citizens of our city” said Mayor Jeff Gregory.
Announcements on programming and upcoming events will be released within the new few months. For more information or to see the current schedule, go to www.thestate270.org