The Poncan Theatre
The Historical Poncan Theatre, 501(c)3, was built in 1927 and added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1985. Next year, 2017, the Poncan will be celebrating its 90th birthday.
The Poncan Theatre Capital Campaign
Greetings from the Poncan Theatre,
The Historical Poncan Theatre, 501(c)3, was built in 1927 and added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1985. Next year, 2017, the Poncan will be celebrating its 90th birthday and is very much alive and serving the community. This beautiful venue is a large asset to the community and hosts a variety of shows such as live theatre, movies, concerts, wedding, conferences, Bison / Bison Film Festival, Ponca City Concert Series, Ponca City Arts & Humanities and Evan's Children's Academy of Performing Arts.
The theatre was closed from 1985 to 1994 due to financial difficulties. During this time there was consideration of tearing down the theatre and making it a parking lot. A large group of Ponca citizens, who had a love and passion to see the Poncan remain a part of the community, united together and with their gifts of goods and money and also many gave endless hours of hands-on labor, the Poncan was re-opened in 1994. Since 1994 it has remained a highly sought after venue for a variety of events.
It has been approximately 22 years since the last renovations took place at the theatre. Due to the continued use of a 90 year old building, there have been some repair issues that greatly need some attention for the Poncan to remain such a beautiful part of our community. Below is a list of the items that need repaired or to be replaced:(pictures below)
- Front Glass and rotting window frame around the front of Team Radio
- Water seal and repair the damaged bricks on the North (front) side of the building (receives a lot of weather damage)
- Repair damaged areas of the roof that leak: area over the stage and above Team Radio
- Update / deteriorating downstairs bathrooms
- Repair the softening led and add supportive structure to the original stain glass in the back of the main downstairs theatre
- Repair areas that have termite damage in main theatre (there are no longer termites)
- Update / deteriorating Green room (dressing rooms downstairs for entertainers) some safety issues at hand
|Box Seat Level||$1000 and up||2 tickets to all Poncan Theatre sponsored events for a year, verbal recognition at open house event and name on signage|
|Orchestra Level||$500 and up||verbal recognition at open house event and name on signage|
|Balcony Level||$250 and up||verbal recognition at open house event and name on signage|
|Reserved Seat Level||Up to $250||name on signage|
As we approach the 90th anniversary of the Poncan Theatre we are making plans for a great year of entertainment and making sure that many generations to come get to enjoy this facility.
We are inviting you to be a donor in making sure that the Historical Poncan Theatre will be a part of the Ponca City Community for next 90 years. The theatre is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible. A commitment has been made to the Poncan Theatre that all donations will be matched dollar for dollar.
Thank you for your consideration,
The mission of the 1927 Historical Poncan Theatre is to help enrich the entertainment of persons / families and to broaden their appreciation of the arts.