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SIG: Growing Your Box Office, Memberships and Volunteers
March 21 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 amFree – $10
Growing Your Box Office, Memberships and Volunteers
In 2006, the nonprofit Near West Theatre (NWT) embarked upon a collaborative capital campaign through the Gordon Square Arts District to create a permanent home and to be a vital part of the revitalization of the Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood. A 2012 groundbreaking ceremony at West 67th St. and Detroit Avenue marked the next chapter in NWT’s story. Today, its extraordinary 25,550 square foot theatre adds to the vibrancy of this burgeoning theater and arts destination on Cleveland westside. The new theatre includes a stage with fly space and wings; room for rehearsals; and access for a larger and more diverse audience, of all abilities, to enjoy its performances. NWT builds loving relationships and engages diverse people in strengthening their sense of identity, passion, and purpose, individually and in community, through transformational theatre arts experiences.
Engaging both patrons and donors is critically important to NWT’s success. While Cleveland has a very large and active theater and performing arts community, this also means consumers have lots of entertainment options. Ensuring that box office sales, memberships and donations are always brisk is the responsibility of NWT Marketing Director Dan Ross and Managing Director Michael Obertacz. The two will share their marketing and management insights on how they keep NWT a top theater destination.
- How to increase patron engagement
- How to attract new members
- How to encourage volunteerism
- Free parking on side streets
- A tour will be provided following the presentation for those interested
- Coffee, bagels and water provided.
- Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m., program begins at 8 a.m.
About Our Speakers:
Dan Ross, Marketing Director, Near West Theatre and Michael Obertacz, Managing Director, Near West Theatre