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The John & Nancy Hughes Theater is the cultural heart of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff.  We offer a robust children’s theater program (PASTA), CENTERSTAGE in Lake Forest, a community theater group for all ages, and theater space for performing arts organizations including local symphony, dance studios, music recitals and Lake Forest College music performances. 

2015 NEWS:  TRANSFORMING GORTON’S THEATER

We have renovated our theater into a state-of-the art performing arts space that will become the signature of Gorton Community Center.  A new entrance leads visitors into a stunning 309-seat theater with new technology systems including sound, projection and lights.  The theater offers children, teens and adults the unforgettable experience of performing on a world-class stage.  It allows us to present films from classics to independent and documentaries.  And, we attract celebrated artists to our new performing arts center, creating a more vibrant cultural life in our community. 

The new theater includes:

  • DCP Film Projection
  • Movie-theater quality screen for large format films
  • New interior entrance, featuring an elegant wall of glass to invite people into the space
  • Modern sound and speaker system
  • Digital lighting system
  • Paging system that will allow communication between the backstage and dressing areas
  • New theater seating
  • Hearing Loop assistive listening system 

Interested in booking the John & Nancy Hughes Theater for your event?  Please call Gorton Community Center, 847-234-6060 for the most current information on this exciting project.

 

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