Historic Theater Shines Anew in Elkhart, Indiana

Group tours are now available for $5 per person at the newly restored Lerner Theatre, an historic gem that just had its grand reopening in downtown Elkhart, Indiana. A backstage look reveals the 2,000 crystal beads that shimmer on the chandeliers, appointments glistening with gold leaf and leaded glass windows that replicate the building’s design elements. The wallpaper is the exact replica of what hung on the walls when the “theatrical palace” opened in 1924.

The Lerner Theatre originally had 2,000 seats and was host to a variety of vaudeville, big band and theatrical revues as well as movies. Today it is a performing arts center with an emphasis on children’s productions and family entertainment.

For information on group tours in Elkhart County, contact Sonya Nash at the Elkhart County CVB, sonya@amishcountry.org; 800-517-9657.