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The C. Paul Stocker
Humanities and Fine Arts Center 


We're happy to hear from you!
If you have comments about Stocker Arts Center or suggestions about programming, please call Janet Herman Barlow, Stocker Arts Center Director, at (440) 366-7105 or email her at jbarlow@lorainccc.edu

If you are interested in renting the Stocker Arts Center for your performance or event, please call Joan Perch, Stocker Arts Center Operations Coordinator, at our main administrative office number (440) 366-4140, or email her at jperch@lorainccc.edu.

If you would like to order tickets, please call the Stocker Box Office at (440) 366-4040. Box Office hours are 12 noon to 6 pm, Monday through Friday and 90 minutes before ticketed events (60 minutes before Student Matinee events).

About the Stocker Arts Center

Our Mission
At Stocker Arts Center, art meets drama and drama meets life. We provide a venue that connects our diverse cultural community to LCCC by entertaining, educating, exciting and inspiring through performances, the arts, and educational events.

Our History
Stocker Arts CenterThe Stocker Arts Center opened its doors in 1980, and since then has become one of the top performing and visual arts venues in Ohio. More than one million people visited the Center during its first 25 years of operation to enjoy one of the thousands of live performances, films, art gallery events and community rental events. We're now working on our second million!

Named after the late C. Paul Stocker – a successful industrialist who believed in philanthropy and service to educational, civic and community organizations – Stocker Arts Center has hosted artists, vocal and instrumental groups, dance and theatre troupes, circus performers, politicians, acrobats, celebrities and more. The performances are a variety of professional touring music, theatre, and dance attractions from throughout the United States and around the world.

On August 10, 2012, the main theatre in the facility was dedicated as the George and Laurie Hoke Theatre at Stocker Arts Center. At that time, the Lorain County Community College District Board of Trustees, in collaboration with the Lorain County Community College Foundation Board of Directors recognized the Hokes with a plaque and signage in the lobby acknowledging the naming of the theatre. The plaque shares a little of their story: “From the moment they returned home in 1955, George and Laurie Hoke were extraordinary Lorain County leaders. With courage, dedication, and perseverance, Dr. Hoke established the first neurosurgical practice between Cleveland and Toledo while Laurie, a veritable force of nature, set a new standard for civic devotion in countless leadership roles, of which first in her heart was cofounding the Lorain Community Hospital. George and Laurie share the unshakable conviction that education is the key to transforming lives, and music is the key to transporting them. Their generous gift to the college, love of the arts, and service to the community is hereby acknowledged with sincere appreciation and gratitude with the naming of the George and Laurie Hoke Theatre in the C. Paul Stocker Fine Arts and Humanities Center of Lorain County Community College.”

The venue features the 994-seat maximum (variable from 934 seats) Hoke Theatre, a 219-seat Lecture Hall, a 219-seat Cinema Hall, a black box called the Studio Theatre, a Dance Studio, a Rehearsal Hall, and the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery. The gallery exhibitions feature a mixture of professional artists, community, faculty and student work.

The C. Paul Stocker Humanities and Fine Arts Center is also home to the Lorain County Community College (LCCC) Division of Arts & Humanities, and is the performing home for the LCCC Civic Chorale, Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Theatre program.

For more information on events, please call the Box Office at (440) 366-4040. To order tickets online, just click on the "Buy Stocker Event Tickets" icon.


  • Valet Parking Service is again going to be available on a prepaid basis for just $5 per car per show (not including tip) for the Performing Artists Series events. You can even decide the night of the show to let the MVP Valets park your car - they will accept cash payment on site.
  • Desserts will again be available before, during intermission and after the Performing Artists Series events, so save room for treats when you come to the show! We'll have tables set up in the lobby so you can relax and enjoy goodies from LCCC's Food Services, making the performance that much sweeter and the wait for the MVP Valets to get your car after the performance, a pleasant time to catch up with friends!
  • Films will start at 7:30pm. The annual membership rate is still only $3 and the cost of admission will still be $6 per person per film - click on LCCC Film Series for details.

  • Student Matinee Series events presented by Stocker Arts Center are still only $5 per person – and teachers bringing 20 or more students attend for free.

  • Studio Theatre Cabarets start time will be 8:00pm for the evening events. This has helped to limit lines at the Box Office over the last two years and has led to happier patrons, so we're going to keep this for the benefit of all.

  • "Take A Chance" tickets will again be available 90-minutes before curtain time for some of the designated "Random Acts" shows - click on "Random Acts" Series to learn more and to see which shows qualify.
  • A Free Bonus Show ticket will again be given to our 6-show Subscribers! If you subscribe to all 6 Performing Artists Series shows, you will get a FREE ticket for a very special "Random Acts" event coming in spring 2014!  Click on the Performing Artists Series or Random Acts Series to learn more.



Be a Success. Register Now!

Registration is now open for Summer and Fall classes.  Learn more and register today at www.lorainccc.edu/reginfo.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

Hours of Operation

Please note that campus service hours have been adjusted for spring semester. For a list of updated service hours, please visit www.lorainccc.edu/hours

Expect Traffic Delays

Road construction on Abbe Road north of LCCC will resume Monday, April 7. Please expect delays when traveling north from LCCC towards Detroit Road.  
Click here for updates and alternate travel routes.

Level Up 2014 Digital Game Development Conference

LCCC will host Level Up 2014 @ LCCC for anyone interested in turning their gaming interest or hobby into a career. 

Friday, May 2
9 a.m to 1 p.m.
Lorain County Community College
Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/levelup.

1098-T Tax Forms

Students will begin receiving 1098-T tax forms via postal mail in the next several days. Click here for more information about the 1098-T forms.

Save Money on Tuition

Register for 13 to 18 credit hours at LCCC and pay for only 13!

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.

Mental Health Online Screenings

The Lorain County Board of Mental Health offers a free online screening tool for mental health disorders.

Click here to learn more.