Valentine Theatre

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Valentine Theatre
Address410 Adams Street
Toledo, Ohio
United States
Coordinates41°39′10″N 83°32′03″W / 41.6528°N 83.5342°W / 41.6528; -83.5342Coordinates: 41°39′10″N 83°32′03″W / 41.6528°N 83.5342°W / 41.6528; -83.5342
OwnerToledo Cultural Arts Center
OpenedDecember 25, 1895 (1895-12-25)
ReopenedOctober 9, 1999
ArchitectE.O. Fallis

The Valentine Theatre is located in the downtown district of Toledo, Ohio at the corner of Superior and Adams Streets. The 123-year-old facility seats 901. It is owned by the Toledo Cultural Arts Center and operated by the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 19, 1987.[2] A $28 million renovation of the building carried out by architect Charles H. Stark, begun in 1978 and taking 21 years to complete, was unveiled on October 9, 1999.[3][4]

On November 23, 2007, a natural gas explosion in the basement caused extensive damage and forced the evacuation of the adjoining Renaissance Senior Apartments.[5] The theater reopened in April 2008 after repairs costing $3.5 million.[6]

Groups in residence[edit]


  1. ^ Desk, BWW News. "CAPA Set To Manage Toledo's Valentine Theatre". Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Administrator. "The Valentine Theatre". Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Valentine Theatre - Toledo, OH". Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  5. ^ Weber, Laren. "Valentine 'safe' after blast; damage appears cosmetic". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  6. ^ Reindl, JC. "Renaissance residents return to downtown Toledo apartments". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

External links[edit]

Official website