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GORTON COMMUNITY CENTER: THE GATHERING PLACE IN THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE CONNECT, CONVERSE, LEARN, LISTEN, PLAY, AND PERFORM.

Gorton Community Center is one of only a few privately-funded community centers in the United States and serves as a unique partnership between community volunteers and the City of Lake Forest. Adults and children find quality programs here, from classes, dance, film, performing arts, and day care. The newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theater is a state-of-the-art performing arts venue that has become the signiture of Gorton Community Center. A new entrance leads visitors into a stunning 309-seat theater with new technology systems, including sound, lights, and projection.The theater offers children, teen, and adults the unforgettable experience of performing on a world-class stage or attending their favorite events.

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