Address: 222 1/2 Putnam Street Marietta, Ohio 45750 View Map
Phone: 740-373-0894

About Us

The Peoples Bank Theatre in historic downtown Marietta, Ohio, previously named the Hippodrome Theatre and Colony Cinema, will once again open it's doors to the public at a grand opening in January 2016.  Construction is on schedule to be completed in November 2015. The newly restored theatre will once again show live acts such as Off-Broadway shows, musicians and concerts, comedians, magic acts, cultural events, local theatre and more. The theatre's full orchestra pit could also accommodate musicals and opera. The theater will also show movies on the big screen such as theme nights of Gone with the Wind or The Wizard of Oz. Additionally, the stage and facility will be available to the local community for rentals for events such as recitals, speakers, competitions, corporate events, graduations, weddings and more.

The Hippodrome Colony Historical Theatre Association is still seeking donations.  These contributions will go towards the start up costs and final AV equipment costs.  Any donation is greatly appreciated. More info can be found on the website at; or by calling Hunt Brawley, Director, at 740-373-0894.  The Peoples Bank Theatre is currently accepting applications for volunteers to be ushers, ticket takers and more. Contact Diane Bruno at for more information.


Colony Historical Theatre Association FAQ

When will construction be complete?
Final stages of construction are on schedule to be completed by November 2015.

When will the Peoples Bank Theatre open to the public?
January 2016

What types of shows will the Peoples Bank Theatre provide?
All types of programming - there will be something for everyone from children and families to young adults to baby boomers and beyond.

The mission of the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association, Inc. is:

  • To preserve, maintain and operate the Colony Theatre as an historic landmark which benefits the people of the Marietta/Parkersburg metropolitan area and the Mid-Ohio Valley by presenting programs of artistic, social and educational merit.
  • To serve as a community auditorium to support the revitalization of the downtown business district and enhance the tourism trade in the area.
  • To serve the community as an auditorium facility to benefit schools, performing arts organizations, service organizations, businesses and religious organizations.
  • To serve the community by presenting a broad spectrum of high quality multi-cultural activities in all art forms.
  • To provide a venue for local, regional, national and international artists.
  • To develop cultural awareness through educational programs.