The League of Historic American Theatres, Inc., a nonprofit membership association founded in 1976, is a professional network that champions the preservation, restoration and operation of historic theatres.

The League’s Awards Program inspires excellence by recognizing theatres and individuals for their significant accomplishments or distinguished service to our field.

The Outstanding Historic Theatre Award recognizes a theatre that demonstrates excellence through its community impact, quality of programs and services, and quality of the restoration or rehabilitation of its historic structure. An award-winning theatre will have demonstrated excellence through significant achievement, the impact of its services and breadth of populations served, and the length of time and/or intensity of its activities.

The Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution recognizes an individual who demonstrates vision, dedication, selflessness and excellence through contributions to the field of historic theatres as a volunteer, board member, patron, donor, service provider, staff member or historic theatre advocate-at-large.

Brochures containing full eligibility and nomination criteria and complete submission requirements can be downloaded at

Deadline for Nominations: April 21, 2023, midnight EDT