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2022 National Conference Sponsors
2022 Conference Host: Playhouse Square
2022 Conference Host

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46th National Conference & Theatre Tour

July 10-13, 2022, in Cleveland, Ohio
Pre-Conference Theatre Ramble: Sunday, July 10
Service Provider EXPO: Monday, July 11

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

Registration is open!

Playhouse Square

Why Should You Attend? In addition to 25 hours of professional development that will highlight best practices in historic theatre operations, film programming, fundraising, marketing, renovation, restoration, special events, insurance, ADA accessibility, we'll have special programming focusing on social justice and equality. In addition to the 2022 Awards for Excellence Ceremony and the annual Meet the Services Providers EXPO, meet, mingle and take advantage of the expertise of hundreds of your peers in the field during multiple networking and social events.

The LHAT National Conference in Cleveland will be the largest and most important gathering specifically designed for historic theatre professionals in the nation and we want to be sure you will be there with us!

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.