The Oroville State Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and it is truly a treasure. It opened 1928 with a grand programme of live performances and silent movies. Today, the theatre provides several types of services: live performances featuring celebrated artists; co-sponsored performances as a collaboration between two or more local organizations; and a rentable venue for community events such as graduations, recitals and city meetings.

So much is being done to restore this historic building to its former glory. The Theatre is staffed by an all-volunteer team of workers and supporters who come together to sustain the Theatre’s day-to-day operations and promote building restoration. For information on how you can donate or volunteer:

Here is a wonderful story of how the theater was able to be a home for the Paradise Northern California Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker Suite.