The C. Paul Stocker
Humanities and Fine Arts Center
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in renting the Stocker Arts Center for your performance or event, please call our administrative offices at (440) 366-4140, and someone will be happy to help you.
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
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.
The 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 well on our way to reaching two 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, international performers, 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.”
On August 29, 2014, the Studio Theatre in the facility was dedicated as the Judge Joseph and Beverly Cirigliano Studio Theatre. More information on this exciting name change is coming.
Stocker Arts Center features the 994-seat maximum (variable from 934 seats) Hoke Theatre, a 219-seat Lecture Hall, a 219-seat Cinema Hall, a flexible black box called the Cirigliano 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
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.
DURING THE 2014-2015 SEASON:
- Valet Parking Service is again 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!
- NEW: "Random Acts" shows start time will be 7 p.m. for the evening events. Many of these performances are for the whole family - all ages - so we hope the earlier start time will allow you to bring everyone to a great event!
- Studio Theatre Cabarets start at 8 p.m. for the evening events.
- 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.
- Films will start at 7 p.m. The annual membership rate is still only $3 and the cost of admission is still just $6 per person per film - click on LCCC Film Series for details.