Our Partners

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At the Memorial Opera House we use theatre and the arts to build community and create a sense of belonging. We wouldn't be able to achieve that mission without the tremendous financial support of grants, funding and in kind donations.  We are proud to partner with the following organizations, businesses and governmental bodies to provide inspiring and impactful programming and preserve the historical treasure that is our home.

Our Partners:

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Porter County Government

Without the significant financial support of Porter County Government, through the Porter County Board of Commissioners, Porter County Council and the taxpayers, we wouldn't be able to open our doors every day.
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Indiana Dunes Tourism

Indiana Dunes Tourism provides significant financial support annually to supplement our marketing budget.

Porter County Community Foundation

The Porter County Community Foundation has provided Sparking The Arts grant funding for our Theatre For A New Audience program and Community Grant funding for our LimeLights Youth Theatre programs.
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Indiana Arts Commission & South Shore Arts

The Indiana Arts Commission, through their regional partner South Shore Arts, provided Project Support Grant Funding for Peter & The Wolf in fiscal year 2017 and 2018, as well as Operations Support Grant Funding for new Box Office Equipment in fiscal year 2018.
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Indiana Department Of Natural Resources

The Memorial Opera House was awarded a $35,000 US Department of Interior matching grant by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The goal of the grant funded project is to hire an architectural and/or engineering firm to conduct a thorough conditions assessment of the building, and to create a project manual for future rehabilitation of the 125 year old historic structure. This project has been funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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The Memorial Opera House Foundation

The Memorial Opera House Foundation has provided financial support for roller tube motors for 3 projection screens utilized on sets; horizontal beer coolers for upstairs lounge and east lobby; lighting and microphone needs for 2016 production of Grease; completion of renovation of Box Office and Lounge; the appearance of Ed Asner in A Man & His Prostate; funding for the Memorial Opera House staff to attend the American Association of Community Theatre Conferences.

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The John W. Anderson Foundation

The John W. Anderson Foundation provided grant funding for improvements and upgrades to technical equipment and other equipment necessary for productions.
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The Midwest Arts Association

The Midwest Arts Association provided grant funding for a midwest artist to come and perform on the Memorial Opera House stage.

Family Express Corporation

Family Express donates over $3,000 a year in bottled water that we sell in our bar.
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Details Dry Cleaning

Details Dry Cleaning provides FREE unlimited dry cleaning and laundry services to the Memorial Opera House.
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Homenclature donated the furniture in our recently remodeled upstairs lounge.

The Peter G. Horton Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

The Peter G. Horton Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust provided grant funding for renovations to our Box Office and bar.
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