The great stage and legendary proscenium have been restored with state-of-the-art sound and light equipment. The fly space contains over forty pull stations, the orchestra pit has a full elevator and the acoustics allow for near perfect sound dissemination. The hall is beautifully appointed in warm reds, browns, cream and gold and manages to evoke the lost Victorian splendor within a completely modern, up-to-date performance hall. Theatrical rentals include the two large lobbies and use of Toledo's most professionally appointed dressing rooms.
This 1999 addition to the Valentine extends the building west toward Superior Street where a landscaped plaza contains an automobile drop-off amid our sculptured garden. Attached to the main entrance, the Grand Lobby features a glass wall several stories tall, spectacular urban vistas and the acclaimed Paul Geiger mural "Backstage at the Valentine". This dramatic room is a memorable space for large-scale events of all types.
The concourse many Toledoans remember from the movie palace era, the Historic Lobby is the one area that retains major Victorian features not destroyed during previous reconstructions. Victorian details include parts of the original mosaic floor, columns and cornice applications. The defining element in the Historic Lobby is the Victorian double grand staircase with its marble landing, walnut handrail, wrought iron balustrades and the intricately coffered ceiling at the top of the stairs.
Contiguous to the Grand Lobby, the Founders Room is an intimate, handsomely appointed private area. Ideal for small gatherings and V.I.P. receptions, it features a full bar and historic artifacts from the theatre's storied past.
Accessible from the performers' elevator, this unique location contains a sweeping view of the Grand Lobby, the Valentine Plaza and the adjacent cityscape.
Designed for ballet rehearsal and to accommodate small, intimate theatrical productions, the Studio is spacious and column-free and lends itself well to active workshops and lectures. Its open ceiling reveals early free-span construction methods above the original, urban-chic brick walls.
Light streams in from the gentrified Adams streetscape in this airy room. It is ideal for recitals, intimate performances, and workshops as well as rehearsals. The Adams Studio is appointed with a rehearsal piano and has its own entrance at 110 Adams next to the Arts Center's business office.
The Toledo Cultural Arts Center has a limited amount of office space intended for fledgling arts groups that wish to establish a presence in downtown Toledo. Shared office suites can be available to qualified arts groups that accommodate from one to three work-stations. Leases are renewable at one-year intervals.