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2021 National Conference Sponsors

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46th National Conference & Theatre Tour

July 10-13, 2022, in Cleveland, Ohio

This will be LHAT's first IN-PERSON conference since 2019!

Downtown Cleveland at Night - Ryan Lash 2011

About the National Conference & Theatre Tour

The League's annual conference is the largest annual gathering of historic theatre professionals, community leaders, and service providers and suppliers, attracting participants from across the U.S. and Canada for idea sharing and network building. Professionals, volunteers and devotees join together for four days of networking and peer information exchange, tools & techniques sessions, and tours of local historic theatres, plus events, banquets and receptions.

By defining our field, creating a shared vocabulary and identifying best practices, the educational components of the League's annual conference strengthen efforts to sustain historic theatres of various sizes, operating structures and programming philosophies. During theatre tours, docents emphasize how each venue has dealt with the specific challenges of sustaining their operations to serve their communities, now and in the future. The conference takes place in different locations across North America each year.

2021 Virtual National Conference Thank You
2021 National Virtual Conference Thank You

The League's national conference is always one of the best conferences out there because our members are simply the best people working with some of the world's most beautiful venues. That proved to be true again this year when almost 400 historic theatre owners, operators, volunteers, aficionados, along with service providers and suppliers who are experts in our industry, from three different countries gathered together online for three days of education, networking, theatre tours and more.

This year we offered over 20 hours of both live and OnDemand educational sessions and events during the conference, which were all handcrafted with your historic theatre in mind, covering topics like fundraising, reopening guidance, DEIA, tax credits, and more.

In case you missed it, recordings of the Conference Sessions are now available OnDemand for all LHAT members (login required).

Once again, we would like to extend a very special thank you for all of our National Partners and Conference Sponsors who stuck by the League during this challenging time and made this year’s event possible.