Artspace, Inc., conducts a feasibility study for an arts center with a new theatre included. Request and financial support come from the City of La Crosse, the County of La Crosse and La Crosse Community Theatre. Study results in the development of an arts district.
Land is offered for the construction of a new theatre that would serve as a centerpiece for the new developing arts district.
Reorganized the operational structure of La Crosse Community Theatre to facilitate a new vision of the organization.
Wisconsin Act 152 becomes Law (Statute 70.11 (45)) providing tax exempt status to a theatre built on donated land near Mississippi River. A new Theatre Oversight Committee is formed with John Lyche appointed as Chair.
Finalized donation of land agreement. Public announcement of new Theatre Committee Plan.
Preliminary drawings completed, including exterior elevations and conceptual drawings. Initial cost estimate for construction established.
Scope of offerings in the new theater:
- Theatrical performances a main stage
- Theatrical performances in a secondary performance space
- Availability in schedule for other performance groups
- Collaborative and rental income opportunities
Quiet phase of capital campaign begins
Public campaign announced
Discussions with other organizations to explore collaboration
Collaboration between La Crosse Community Theatre and Viterbo University announced.
November 16, 2011
La Crosse Performing Arts Center, Inc., is formed to serve as umbrella for maintenance of performing arts center.
The responsibilities of La Crosse Community Theatre’s New Theatre Oversight Committee are handed over to La Crosse Performing Arts Center, Inc.
Murals are sculpted in Lincoln, Neb.
Murals are installed.
November 14, 2012
Seats are installed.
January 9, 2013
New theatre is named Weber Center for the Performing Arts
January 18, 2013
Sneak preview of Weber Center for the Performing Arts for benefactors who gave to the capital campaign.
January 19, 2013
Grand Opening Gala of Weber Center for the Performing Arts
January 20, 2013
Open House and public viewing of Weber Center for the Performing Arts
January 25, 2013
La Crosse Community Theatre presents Macbeth for their debut performance in Weber Center for the Performing Arts.
April 19, 2013
Viterbo University presents A Chorus Line for their debut performance in Weber Center for the Performing Arts