Annual Nation Conference and Theatre Tour

National Conference and Theatre Tour


41st National Conference & Theatre Tour

July 16-19, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
Sheraton Grand Hotel Downtown

Broadway Night Shot
© Hunter Kerhart


It was a pleasure to be with all of  you in Los Angeles for our 41st Annual Conference and Theatre Tour.  We are honored to be a part of the historic theatre community.   On behalf of the board of directors and staff for the League, we hope that you left the conference with new friendships and a renewed spirit for the great work that you do within your community.

From our first day visiting the United Artist Theatre (ACE Hotel), Wiltern, Saban, Wilshire Ebell and Million Dollar; to our day in Hollywood at the El Capitan, Pantages, Egyptian and Chinese; and our last afternoon at the Globe, Tower, State, Palace and Los Angeles…  It was a wonderful experience because we got to share it together.  

Thank you again to all our volunteer presenters, our distinguished exhibitors, our sponsors, our award winners and our hosts from the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. The City of Angels was definitely full of Angels for us.

Use this link to keep in touch with our Keynote speaker, Laura Fredricks, and even order her new book.

Continue to do your good work and let us know how the League can support you in those efforts.  

Please take a moment to let us know how we did and what we can do to improve for next year’s conference in Austin, Texas, July 15-18, 2018 Link to Short Survey.



About the National Conference & Theatre Tour

The League's annual conference is the largest annual gathering of historic theatre professionals, community leaders, and service providers and suppliers, attracting participants from across the U.S. and Canada for idea sharing and network building. Professionals, volunteers and devotees join together for four days of networking and peer information exchange, tools & techniques sessions, and tours of local historic theatres, plus events, banquets and receptions.

By defining our field, creating a shared vocabulary and identifying best practices, the educational components of the League's annual conference strengthen efforts to sustain historic theatres of various sizes, operating structures and programming philosophies. During theatre tours, docents emphasize how each venue has dealt with the specific challenges of sustaining their operations to serve their communities, now and in the future. The conference takes place in different locations across North America each year.