Renaissance Ghost Light

Be Our Light

In the Darkness, One Light Can Lead the Way.

Be Our Light!

As we approach the end of this year, every dollar raised will help us continue providing high-quality arts programming and arts education in our region for years to come. The stage is set, and your time to shine is now. Be our light! 

It is a theatrical tradition to have a ghost light – a single lightbulb that shines center stage in the darkness, enabling one to navigate the theatre to avoid falls or trips over set pieces and appeasing the spirits of theatres past by providing light by which to perform their ethereal productions while the theatre is dark. 

At the Renaissance, our ghost light prevents accidents but also serves as a beacon for those charged with bringing the stage to life – curtain up, light the lights, ready to welcome the next group of patrons to relish the emotional experiences that only live performances provide.

The arts in Ohio are struggling, and the Renaissance is no exception. We have faced challenges before, but never at this magnitude. As we navigate through this collective darkness, you are our beacon that guides the way to a brighter time for our organization. Your support will ensure the creativity that is synonymous with the Renaissance – innovative programming and people who are working tirelessly to bring you live and virtual entertainment until we can gather again. Please be our resilience, be our light, and give as generously as you can.  

Currently, because of Covid-19 our lost revenue from Admissions and Non-Admissions related sales and fees is approaching $600,000 and our list of repairs, equipment needed and essential items is ever increasing, here are just a few examples:

Your donation or donated service or item can help:
Fix broken curbs, concrete steps and broken stone on building$10,000.00
Replace broken toilets/urinals, fix major plumbing issues$6,000.00
Replace fire panel (10+ years old)$4,500.00
Bring all exit lights up to code on both historic building and 2010 expansion$2,500.00
Purchase a New Box Office Ticket printer$1,750.00
Six black cocktail tables for Theatre 166$750.00
Floor sign stands (8.5x11)$350.00
Clean/repaint outside and interior doors$200.00
Install planter boxes on Holiday Inn side of building$150.00

Thank you for your continued support of The Renaissance, we are all in this together!