About Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

Originally Findlay High School, the building was constructed in 1925 on the historic site of the first Findlay field office for the Ohio Oil Company, which would grow into the international company better known today as Marathon Petroleum Corporation.When the building was slated for demolition in 2012, a group of citizens organized themselves around the mission to save the historic building. By April of that same year, the Hancock County Performing Arts Center was formed, and its board of directors quickly mobilized the community. Using the beloved auditorium as a structural and aesthetic foundation, renovations included new theater seats, expanded backstage capabilities and state-of-the-art technology, along with the addition of a stunning atrium lobby, lounge, visual art gallery, suite of dressing rooms and several flexible spaces to be used for classes and meetings.Today, MCPA hosts over 300 events each year including live theater performances, concerts, weddings, galas, and a variety of community and private events.

Features & Amenities

ADA accessible, elevator, large parking lot, assistive listening system available, concessions

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