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The Poncan Theatre Capital Campaign 

Greetings from the Poncan Theatre,
The Historical Poncan Theatre, 501(c)3, was built in 1927 and added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1985. Next year, 2017, the Poncan will be celebrating its 90th birthday and is very much alive and serving the community. This beautiful venue is a large asset to the community and hosts a variety of shows such as live theatre, movies, concerts, wedding, conferences, Bison / Bison Film Festival, Ponca City Concert Series, Ponca City Arts & Humanities and Evan's Children's Academy of Performing Arts.

The theatre was closed from 1985 to 1994 due to financial difficulties. During this time there was consideration of tearing down the theatre and making it a parking lot. A large group of Ponca citizens, who had a love and passion to see the Poncan remain a part of the community, united together and with their gifts of goods and money and also many gave endless hours of hands-on labor, the Poncan was re-opened in 1994. Since 1994 it has remained a highly sought after venue for a variety of events.

It has been approximately 22 years since the last renovations took place at the theatre. Due to the continued use of a 90 year old building, there have been some repair issues that greatly need some attention for the Poncan to remain such a beautiful part of our community.

As we approach the 90th anniversary of the Poncan Theatre we are making plans for a great year of entertainment and making sure that many generations to come get to enjoy this facility.

We are inviting you to be a donor in making sure that the Historical Poncan Theatre will be a part of the Ponca City Community for next 90 years. The theatre is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible. A commitment has been made to the Poncan Theatre that all donations will be matched dollar for dollar.
Thank you for your consideration,
The mission of the 1927 Historical Poncan Theatre is to help enrich the entertainment of persons / families and to broaden their appreciation of the arts.


If you have any questions please call The Poncan Theatre box office at 580-765-0943.

Updated: October 9, 2016


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Directions To The Poncan Theatre

For travelers on I-35 (from Wichita or Oklahoma City): At I-35 mile marker 214, take US 60 east. When US 60 divides west of town, stay to the left for Business US 60. Ponca City is approximately 14 miles east of I-35. At the first stop light, Waverly Street, turn left (north). Proceed 1/2 mile to Grand Avenue. Turn right (east) on Grand and proceed 1 mile to East First Street, which is just beyond railroad tracks. At First Street and Grand, the Poncan Theatre is visible on your right, second building east of the corner. Note: this route avoids an underpass at Business US 60 and First Street which is hazardous for busses and some trucks.

For travelers on the Cimarron Turnpike, US 412 (from Tulsa or Enid): Take US 177 north. Ponca City is approximately 21 miles north of US 412. Proceed through both the first stop light (US 60) and the second stop light (South Avenue) to Grand Avenue. Grand is approximately 1-1/2 miles north of US 60. Turn left (west) on Grand and proceed 1 mile to East First Street. The Poncan Theatre is visible on your left, second building east of the corner.


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For Delivery: The Poncan loading dock is located behind the theatre (south) on an alley. Alley traffic is one way to the east, and entry is from First Street, west of the theatre. The alley is a fire route; parking privileges must be cleared through management. Parking is also available south of the alley in a lot, with restrictions.




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