The Warner Theatre Will Host Holiday Fundraiser PAWS & CLAUS
Torrington, CT - The Warner Theatre will be hosting a very special holiday fundraiser, PAWS & CLAUS, to benefit the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education! Swing by the Studio Theatre on Sunday, December 1 from 12:00-2:00 pm to have your favorite furry friend's photo taken with Santa! Admission is $5 for each pet. Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and other treats and pick up a gift certificate for a Winter Term class at the WTCAE - it makes the perfect gift!To purchase tickets, call the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education at 860-489-7180 x148.
Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org