Theater Restoration


The Dalles Civic Auditorium was built in 1921-22, as a memorial to the war veterans. It shows foresight in providing a community center with space for every pastime of the era. While the Ballroom, Fireside Room and Gymnasium (now referred to as the Community room) have already been restored, the Theater is currently in its third phase of construction. we are actively seeking further funding to complete the construction. If you are interested in donating time or funding please contact Skot Barker at 541.298.4825 ( I would enjoy talking with you concerning the many opportunities available to further support The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Phase One: Remove the interior Lap and Plaster and install a new interior roof.

Phase Two: Remodel the theater lobby add 11 ADA certified seating, update sloped floor with stairs.

Phase Three: Remodel the balcony Lobby and seating area, new electrical service on the balcany level.

Phase Four: Remodel stage, add sound, lighting, video and modernize the fly system above the stage.

More Phases may be needed as we explore the vast options of music, theatrical productions, lectures, and film. Stay connected to the exciting growth of The Dalles Civic Auditorium and come see a show.