The C. Paul Stocker
Humanities and Fine Arts Center
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If you would like to order tickets, please call the 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 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
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.
HERE'S WHAT'S CONTINUING DURING THE 2012-2013 SEASON:
- Studio Theatre Cabaret start time will be 8:00pm for the evening events. This helped the lines at the Box Office last year and led to happier patrons, so we're going to keep this.
- A Free Show for 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 the fall! Click on the Performing Artists Series or Random Acts Series to learn more.