Lincoln Theater (Yountville, California)

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Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
Address 100 California Drive
Yountville, California
United States
Coordinates 38°23′40″N 122°21′58″W / 38.394314°N 122.366152°W / 38.394314; -122.366152Coordinates: 38°23′40″N 122°21′58″W / 38.394314°N 122.366152°W / 38.394314; -122.366152
Operator Lincoln Theater Foundation
Capacity 1,200
Current use Performing arts center
Opened 1957 (1957)
Reopened 2005

Lincoln Theater Napa Valley in Yountville, California, on the grounds of the California Veterans Home in Napa County, California. The 1214 seat theater is the performance venue of the Napa Regional Dance Company and home of the Napa Valley Symphony. Originally opened in 1957, it underwent a $20 million restoration which was completed in 2005. Robert Mondavi, his wife Margrit, Ron W. Miller and his wife Diane were among the primary benefactors of the restoration project. The State of California also provided $1.5 million in funding. Singer Dianne Reeves headlined the opening performance following the restoration on January 8, 2005.[1] The theater hosts several performances year round and many consider the venue to be the premier performing arts center in Napa Valley. In 2011, newly hired Executive Director Michael Madden announced that the theater would undertake austerity measures and restructuring aimed at retiring past debt and provide cost-effective measures for future operations. He indicated that these measures would include better utilization of the facility along with greater input and increased donations from the community. .[2]Directors warned the public again in November 2011 that budget problems could cause the theater to cease operation by January 2012 if financial obligations were not met.[3]


  1. ^ Paulsen, Sasha (January 11, 2005). "$20 million makeover gives a glittering opening for remodeled Lincoln Theater". Napa Valley Register (Napa, CA: Lee Enterprises, Inc.). Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ Carson, Pierce (August 18, 2011). "Lincoln Theater announces plan to reduce debt". Napa Valley Register (Napa, CA: Lee Enterprises, Inc.). Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ Paulsen, Sasha (November 2, 2011). "Lincoln Theater faces year-end shutdown". Napa Valley Register (Napa, CA: Lee Enterprises, Inc.). Retrieved November 4, 201.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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