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Buy a Seat in History!  |  Needed Equipment for "New" State Theatre
Take the APPAC Audience Survey  |  Tear Down the Wall Renovation begins
Photos of demolition and reconstruction  |  Artist's conception slide show

Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center Invites You To

Red Velvet Theatre Seat


From The Famous Hollywood Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Sponsorships $250 Each

Have your name emblazoned on one of 335 brass seat nameplates
to be used at the newly expanded State Theatre reopening this fall!
Proceeds to purchase new equipment and fixtures for the State Theatre.

The Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center (APPAC) has begun major renovation of the State Theatre this summer to reopen as the premier film and live entertainment venue for the Sierra Foothills and is to reopen this Fall with major new attractions. During the renovation, APPAC relies on donations and sponsorships to keep the project on track. You can help this happen through many fundraising opportunities.

The State Theatre is offering an opportunity for you to be a vital and lasting contributor to this Project. For $250 each, your name will be commemorated on a brass nameplate on the seat. These luxurious red velvet seats were once a part of Hollywood history having been used at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Proceeds will sponsor new theatre seats as well as go to outfit the theatre with the latest in sound and lighting equipment for your enjoyment.

Call 530-885-0156 for Information.

Needed Sponsored Items for the "New" State Theatre Renovation

See a slide show of needed equipment

Bring Up the Lights!
Thanks to the generosity of many, "The Wall" is now down! The stage is open, the curved side walls are being rebuilt, the original ceiling and proscenium are revealed, the green room and box office are being expanded. Now there is a great need to upgrade and add equipment and fixtures to ensure that quality productions can be presented at the historic State Theatre. Your donation will make that possible! You may donate in any amount. Please indicate in "Comment" which item and quantity you would like to "buy", or what you would like your donation to go toward buying.

What do YOU want to see at the State Theatre?

Thanks to the wonderful support of our community, exciting progress on the renovation of the State Theatre is happening: "The Wall" is down, the new stage is going up, and we look forward to re-opening the expanded State Theatre in Fall 2014, with 335 seats and a dance floor. We are excited about bringing a greater variety of talent, and bigger name artists to Auburn.

This is YOUR community theatre and we are asking for your input on shows, bands and performers that will entertain you. Please let us know what you want by participating in this short Audience Survey.

It is crucial to know what you, our audience, wants so that we can better serve you.
ank you.

Take the APPAC Audience Survey

Tear Down the Wall renovation will remove the central wall that currently divides the auditorium, creating a much larger space and revealing the original proscenium arch and 40-foot stage. The  State Theatre is schedule to re-open in Fall 2014 with 335 seats, upgraded box office and green room. APPAC thanks the many generous community members and businesses who have made this renovation possible, although more is still needed to reach our goal. Please donate today!

Donations can be made at the APPAC Office, 985 Lincoln Way in Auburn, 530-885-0156; or donate online below. Thank you!

Tear Down the Wall demolition and reconstruction
is in progress:
See photos

You may make a tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate Now button below. Or you may download a donation form here. If you would like to make a gift of stock or through a distribution from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), please contact the theatre office at 530-885-0156.

APPAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID 68-0477472,
all donations are tax-deductible


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