In 2019, more than 164,000 people were connected through culture, creativity and celebrations at more than 800 events at The Lincoln Center. As a City-owned and operated facility, The Lincoln Center offers a wide variety of programing including nationally touring Broadway shows, comedians, dance troupes, children’s theatre and concerts of all kinds. However, it offers so much more than simply bringing talent to the stage. The Lincoln Center prides itself on bringing people together for shared experiences, transforming individuals into community.
Due to COVID-19, they have created a new blog called During Intermission. For the upcoming months, During Intermission’s mission is to help the community get their arts fix as LC LIVE (The Lincoln Center’s presenting organization) gets ready for something new! Search for #DuringIntermission on Facebook and Twitter for more ways to access the arts from home.
Fort Collins is home to dozens of local performing arts organizations—opera, orchestra, ballet, theater and much more. And more than 25 of those local organizations call The Lincoln Center home. They range from large organizations like The Fort Collins Symphony to smaller companies like Dance Express. Some, like OpenStage Theatre, present full seasons of entertainment, while others may only present one or two shows each year. Many of these groups qualify for discounted nonprofit rental rates, helping to make their work possible when funding is limited. By providing space for these local arts groups to rehearse and perform, a skilled technical crew to assist in executing their artistic visions and a convenient means of selling and distributing tickets, The Lincoln Center offers a unique and vital service that supports the local performing arts community and their audiences.
The Lincoln Center strives to make art accessible to all. Between free school shows for PSD students and Master Classes held at CSU, 4,275 students and community members were directly connected with professional artists in 2019. By partnering with The Junior League of Fort Collins and 18 local human service organizations in 2019, over 800 free ticket vouchers were distributed to families in need. Approximately 2,000 people attended the Children’s Summer Series last summer, which featured five free outdoor performances. Additionally, in 2019, the Art Gallery held seven exhibitions featuring national competitions and curated contemporary artists from around the world that were, as always, free and open to the public.
Beyond the stage, The Lincoln Center continues to be a place where the community can gather and connect for special events of all types. From weddings and conferences, to Brewfest, India Nite and the Women of Color Summit, in 2019, The Lincoln Center’s event spaces were booked for a total of 6,110 hours. This means, on average, The Lincoln Center played host to two events per day for approximately 117 hours a week.
To reach The Lincoln Center, you can contact them at LCinfo@fcgov.com or leave them a message at 970-221-6730. Learn more about The Lincoln Center on their website here: https://www.lctix.com/