Annual Conference and Theatre Tour

Nashville Skyline at Night. Image courtesy of Nashville
Convention & Visitors Corporation

The 39th Annual Conference and Theatre Tour

Sunday, July 19 - Wednesday, July 22

View photos from the Nashville Conference on our Facebook page.

Franklin Theatre
Courtesy of the Franklin Theatre

With over 25 education sessions, 7 theatre tours and even a country music legend, the National Conference July 19-22 in Nashville took Music City by storm.

Our educational program this year included The LHAT Nonprofit Board Summit as well as sessions on restoration, safety, technology and programming along with important case studies of best practices from around the nation. In total, we had more than 42 hours of historic theatre education – truly something for everyone.

Our Keynote speaker was Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, our nation’s oldest performing arts center. Watch the recorded Keynote Address on the LHATChannel.

Attendees had an opportunity to visit the Franklin Theatre, Franklin; Park Theatre, McMinnville; Capitol Theatre, Lebanon; Palace Theater, Gallatin; Ryman Auditorium, Nashville; War Memorial at TPAC, Nashville; and Belcourt Theatre, Nashville.

More than 40 exhibitors shared their latest products and services representatives from with more than 115 different historic theatre organizations across the United States and Canada.

Park Theatre
Courtesy of the Park Theatre
Capitol Theatre
Courtesy of the Capitol Theatre
Palace Theater
Photo by J. Brackenbury Creative;
Courtesy Downtown Gallatin
Ryman Auditorium
Courtesy of Nashville Convention &
Visitors Corporation.
War Memorial Auditorium
Courtesy of The War Memorial / TPAC
Belcourt Theatre
By Pierre Vreyen

Resources from 2015 Conference Education sessions are now available online for all LHAT members under the Members Only Section. Members will have to enter their password to access the resources.

Non-member attendees must use the link that was emailed to them directly by LHAT on August 5. If you did not receive the email, please contact for the link.

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