The Incorporated Village of Patchogue owns the historic Patchogue Theatre venue.
The Theatre was purchased for Patchogue Village through loans from three local businessmen: Bill Knapp, Rick Rose and Artie Fuccillo. The Village paid for the restoration and renovation with 15-year municipal bonds, grants, donations and through the work of dedicated volunteers. The most recent renovation work took place in the winter of 2016 and was financed by grants and a generous donation from a private benefactor.
Patchogue Theatre stood vacant and abandoned for many years until 1998. Much of the original décor had been preserved under the drywall, wallpaper and plywood, which had been installed in the 1970s when the original theater was converted into a movie house. The full stage and orchestra pit were still intact, as were the stage-side Juliet balconies. Patchogue Village took title to the building and made the investment in restoring the Main House. A custom chandelier was crafted and imported from Valencia, Spain and period cast iron seats were procured from Shubert’s Imperial Theatre on Broadway. Since 2004, the Theatre has maintained a state-of-the-art world-class sound system and Broadway lighting and rigging. New, more spacious seating with better sightlines was installed by McHugh Institutional Furnishings in the winter of 2016. The new seats made their debut that spring at Patchogue Theatre’s first show back on April 2 featuring The Chapin Family. To show your support and sponsor a seat, please visit Sponsor A Seat for more information.
The Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (d/b/a Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts) manages, operates and maintains Patchogue Theatre as a venue for the performing arts.
The Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is a public-benefit nonprofit corporation, tax exempt under §501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Members of the Board of Directors are unpaid volunteers responsible for managing, operating and maintaining Patchogue Theatre. The Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. as a tenant has a long-term lease with the Incorporated Village of Patchogue and pays rent to the Village from its operating revenues.
The Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is subject to regulation by the New York State Attorney General. The books, records and accounting system of Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts are audited each year by an independent auditing firm. This audit report is filed with the State of New York in accordance with its regulations governing public-benefit nonprofit corporations.
No, the Board of Directors of Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts manage and operate Patchogue Theatre.
The Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. seeks to preserve one of Long Island’s historic landmarks as a leading cultural Theatre by presenting a broad spectrum of national and international performing artists as well as providing a home for the gifted and talented members of the local and regional community.
The Board of Directors, its dedicated small staff and a large group of 90+ volunteers work together to provide all manner of needed support for events at Patchogue Theatre. When the Theatre reopened in the late 1990s, Long Island’s facilities for the performing arts were for the most part limited to the auditoriums of local colleges, municipal halls, public schools, and regional playhouses with seating capacities of less than 500. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts offers performers a high-profile, high quality venue and the most advanced technical equipment required for most professional stage productions. The art deco lobby serves as an independent “venue within a venue.” Live in the Lobby, The New Musicals Project and now Library in the Lobby are events that take advantage of our intimate lobby setting.