This project will not only become a new home for LAMB Arts Regional Theatre, but will return this historic building to its exciting original purpose.
The performance spaces and facility, along with the excellence and innovation of LAMB Theatre will rival cities much larger than ours. A person would have to travel to Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver or St. Louis to find the performance venue and educational opportunities we envision.
The former home of KCAU Channel 9, 625 Douglas has served many important purposes in Siouxland. Built in 1909 this building served as the first Sioux City Auditorium. It later became the home of the American Legion Post 64. In 1947, this building was purchased and operated as the Tomba Ballroom until KCAU began their operations in 1956.
625 Douglas has hosted the talents and fame of such people as SarahBernhardt, Ethel Barrymore, Jack Dempsey, Al Jolsen, John Phillip Sousa (four times!) William Howard Taft, and in more recent years, RonClements (Disney’s Little Mermaid, Aladdin and many other Disney animated movies) in addition to many, many more personalities.
625 Douglas Project:
33 Variations, Season 34, March 2014
Elevate Local Culture
Downtown Sioux City is home to several marvelous cultural jewels such as:
• The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, now entering its 2nd Century!
• The Sioux City Art Center, nationally renowned and where a restored
Jackson Pollock painting was first displayed on its worldwide tour
• The beautifully refurbished Orpheum Theatre
• The new Sioux City Museum
• The LaunchPAD Children’s Museum
• The new $11.5 million “to be named” Center for the Performing Arts
Two great ways to be a part of this campaign:
• Through March of 2020, we will be looking for major campaign donors. For more information, contact Diana Wooley
712-255-9536 • firstname.lastname@example.org
• In the meantime, it is imperative that we continue to receive regular donor support of our ongoing operations!
Moving into 625 Douglas
will elevate the outstanding
work that LAMB Arts Regional
Theatre and School have
been noted for during their
40 year history and ensure
that this hidden jewel will
have a new historic home in
Downtown Sioux City.
“LAMB Arts Regional Theatre provides its audience, performers and students first class experiences where dedication, excellence, and professionalism are the norm; affirming our belief that quality arts opportunities should be accessible to everyone.”
“LAMB Arts Regional Theatre, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, is an artistic focal point for our area, enriching the quality of life for all residents in the tri-state region; providing a showcase for outstanding live theatre productions and an arts education program that is second to none.”
Artist concept of our new thrust theatre space and two-story atrium lobby.
Main floor will feature:
200+seat Thrust theatre with fly loft and easy handicap accessibility.
Two story atrium lobby with skylight; this space will allow for community rentals, meetings & gatherings prior to theatre & school events.
Concession area/catering kitchen.
Open-air stairway leads to upper floor classrooms and studio theatre.
An elevator will be available.
50 seat Cabaret-style bar with small stage and theatrical lighting.
Two large restrooms and a family restroom.
Two large dressing rooms & green room for actors.
Two-story technical shop.
Rehearsal/Exhibition flex room, available for rentals.
Second floor will feature:
120 seat Studio Theatre with flexible seating.
Education Wing, which includes classrooms and studio space.
Upper Technical Shop level and fly lof for the Thrust Theatre
A dressing room area for the Studio Theatre.
Costume shop with washer and dryer.
2nd floor lobby area.
This project will restore this historic building to its rightful place as a cornerstone of our Downtown History. Returning it to it’s original purpose in 1909 as a place of entertainment and community.
This project will completely reimagine the interior of the building. It will be home to three performance spaces with state of the art scenic and lighting capabilities. A large comfortable lobby for gatherings before and after shows. A dance rehearsal space, shops for scenic construction, costumes and properties. Classrooms for our students in The LAMB School. And, lastly, a Cabaret Bar – where you can relax with a beverage while enjoying a wide variety of entertainment.
This project announces to the region that Sioux City is, indeed, a major cultural and artistic hub of, not only the state, but of the Greater Siouxland Region. This project will reveal the power of the arts to entertain, to gain understanding of ourselves, to explore our human condition and to come together as a community.