Here at TicketForce we are lucky to work with many amazing clients. Today we want to take the time to showcase one of our clients, Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts, located in Medford, Oregon.
The name “Craterian” came from a naming contest executed by a promoter by the name of George A. Hunt. After 1500 entries and a grand prize of $25, the name “Craterian” was the winning entry. Craterian Theater first opened on October 20, 1924 with a grand opening performance of the play “The Havoc,” organ music from Grace “Betty” White, and an audience of 1200. Renovation and restoration began in 1996 and in 1997, the Craterian Theater had its grand re-opening.
This non-profit, membership based agency provides entertainment, performances and events of all kinds, and community engagement to the Southern Oregon region. Its mission is to “Enhance the cultural opportunities of the region and increase community pride by operating a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose performance facility, provide a forum for community events, a center for local, regional and national performing artists, foster the development of the performing arts, and anchor downtown Medford’s urban renewal.”
Although the theater is intimate in setting with 732 seats available for patrons, its vast, multi use stage can accommodate large events like classes and workshops, performances, and much more. Patrons don’t just go to Craterian Theater for a show, they go for the experience this historic theater provides each guest that walks through its doors.