The Colony Theatre has been an iconic attraction in downtown Marietta since the building was constructed in May of 1911. Since that time it has changed ownership, names and even location, but it always represented quality entertainment in the city of Marietta. During it's past the theatre offered vaudeville acts, Broadway plays, magical acts and silent films accompanied by orchestra.
When it was announced that the theater would be undergoing renovations and that the newly named People's Bank Theatre would be opening in January of 2016, we here at the CVB were so excited for what this meant for the area.
A historic landmark is not only being preserved but restored, and with it will hopefully usher in a new revitalization of our downtown arts district. While it will provide growth for other businesses in downtown Marietta, it will also provide quality entertainment for both residents and travelers.
The theatre has already booked Cirque-tacular and popular country artist Travis Tritt for the opening weekend, and plans for many other feature performances and artists to come.
We are very excited for visitors to Marietta-Washington County to be able to enjoy a night out on the town filled with dinner, shopping and quality entertainment that will leave them craving more.
For updates regarding other performances at the People's Bank Theater please visit www.peoplesbanktheater.com or give us a call at the CVB at 740-373-5178.
Marietta-Washington county is a place of bold beginnings and new adventures for travelers of all ages. Established in 1788 Marietta is known as the first settlement in the Northwest Territory. This picturesque river town with European ambiance is conveniently located just off Exit 1 on I-77. Named by the Smithsonian Magazine as the #6 best small town to visit in 2014, Marietta is positioned at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers. Its brick streets are lined with lush hardwood trees and opulent Victorian homes. Our city is always alive with activity, modern yet delightfully old.