Awards Program

Awards of Excellence Program

The League of Historic American Theatres congratulates the 2022 Awards for Excellence recipients.
They were announced during the 46th National Conference in Cleveland, on Sunday, July 10, 2022.
Learn more about our 2022 award recipients below.

Updated 08.11.2022

The League's Awards Program inspires excellence by recognizing theatres and individuals for their significant accomplishments or distinguished service to our field. There are two Annual awards presented at the National Conference:

Outstanding Historic Theatre Award

The Outstanding Historic Theatre Award recognizes a theatre that demonstrates excellence through its community impact, quality of programs and services, and quality of the restoration or rehabilitation of its historic structure. An award-winning theatre will have demonstrated excellence through significant achievement, the impact of its services and breadth of populations served, and the length of time and/or intensity of its activities.

Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution

The Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution recognizes an individual who demonstrates vision, dedication, selflessness and excellence through his or her contribution to historic theatres and their communities as a volunteer, board member, patron, donor, service provider, staff member or historic theatre advocate-at-large. The recipient of this award will have demonstrated excellence through his or her significant contributions, the impact of his or her services and breadth of populations served, and the length of time and/or intensity of contributions that benefit the field of historic theatres.

In addition to the two annual awards, LHAT also presents The Marquee Award which recognizes exemplary artists whose names have lit up the marquees of America's historic theatres. The Marquee Award is also presented at the national conference but not necessarily annually.

On July 10, 2022, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Playhouse Square during the League's 46th Annual Conference in Cleveland, the League of Historic American Theatres celebrated excellence in the field of historic theatres. Read the full press release here .

And the 2022 Awards for Excellence go to...

2022 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award

was awarded to

Garde Arts Center

New London, CT

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2022 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award

was awarded to

Randy Siefkin

Modesto State Theatre, Modesto, CA

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Past Awards Winners

Learn about the

Theatres, Individuals, and Marquee Awards

presented in the past.

See the list here