The League’s professional development program is designed by historic theatre professionals to engage their peers, to provide the tools, techniques and technologies to insure that historic theatres, ones that have been restored or rehabilitated during the past several decades, can be sustained for the benefit of future generations in communities large and small.
The Annual Conference & Theatre Tour offers three plus days of intensive professional development and peer exchange in many different formats, including tools & techniques workshops, plenary sessions, nuts & bolts sessions and peer discussion roundtables.
The 37th Annual Conference: "The Future of Creative Placemaking"
July 17-20, 2013 * Minneapolis, MN
(Log in required)
2012 (and other past) Conference Resources
Library of Theatre Resources
LHAT-CHAT Online Community and Resource Library
Free, On-Demand Webinars
Periodically the League offers Historic Theatre Forums and Webinars through which theatre owners and operators may learn from and engage their peers in discussions of common challenges, case studies and demonstrations of best practices that contribute to sustainability. FORUMS provide intensive, intimate professional development and networking experiences, focusing on the successes and challenges of prominent historic theatres in different regions that act as forum hosts and the condensed format fits into participants' busy schedules.
WEBINARS (free and on-demand for Theatre and Allied members!) allow members to engage in professional development without the cost of traveling or missing time at their theatres. Participating from their home or office computer, members have the unique opportunity to engage multiple members of their staff or board in online learning and problem-solving and follow-up discussions about important issues.
To suggest a future conference session, forum or online learning topics or to express interest in becoming a future host, presenter and/or sponsor, contact the LHAT staff. Future forums and webinars will be announced when they have been scheduled.
The Historic Theatre Advantage: Converting Ticket Buyers to Theatre Donors Presented Ken Stein, LHAT Executive Director (formerly with Austin Theatre Alliance, TX)
Marketing Your Historic Theatre with Social Media
Presented by Herb Stratford, Historic Theatre Consultants, and Kerry Stratford, The Caliber Group
Membership: Creating, Maintaining and Growing It
Presented by Laura Barnes Gabriel, Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
Fundraising Tips for Tough Times
Presented by Halsey & Alice North, The North Group Inc.
Wilmington's Living Room October 2010 - Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts - Wilmington, NC
It Takes A Village
October 2009 - Proctors, Schenectady, NY
Film Exhibition in the 21st Century: A Programming Forum for Historic Theatres
November 2008 - Hosted by the Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Historic Theatres in Small Communities: Catalysts for Economic Revitalization
April 2008 – Hosted by the Newberry Opera House, Newberry, South Carolina
CURTAINS UP! Restoring Historic Theatres and Revitalizing Communities
November 2007 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
From Restoration to Operation: Leading a Historic Theatre's Successful Transition
April 2007 - Hosted by PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland, Ohio
Classic Hospitality: Improving Safety and Guest Services in Historic Theatres April 2006 - Hosted by the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston, MA
Financing Historic Theatre Rehabilitation Projects
February 2006 – Los Angeles, CA & October 2006 - Hosted by The Fox, Atlanta, GA
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