Welcome to Theatre Historical Society of America! For nearly 50 years THS has been the champion of architectural, cultural and social history of theatres in America. We hope you will join us in our celebration of historic theatres!
THS celebrates, documents, and promotes the architectural, cultural and social relevance of America's historic theatres.
THS is nationally and internationally recognized as the champion of historic American theatres and respected as a primary resource on their history. It brings that history to life through its extensive archives, events, publications, exhibitions and other related programming. It welcomes all who share a passion for these theatres and inspires an active, enlarged and multi-generational community through its ability to tell the stories of these cardinal spaces.
Through THS's work, historic theatres are embraced and celebrated not only for their beauty and the experiences that occur within them, but also for their critical role in community and economic development. THS furthers availability and coordination of resources, expertise and knowledge about the importance and continued use of these theatres through collaborations with national and local organizations. It has a home in an urban facility that allows THS to be more accessible and visible to its growing and broad constituency.