The Casino Theatre:
Lights, Hammers, Action! 

Wed, March 16 at 6 pm

Join us for a lively discussion with actors, architects and historians about the fasinating history and recent award-winning restoration of this 1881 theatre on the International Tennis Hall of Fame property designed by McKim, Mead & White.

Admission is FREE for Hall of Fame Members and students. Regular admission is $11. For reservations, call 401-849-3990 or email

The historic Casino Theatre, located on the property of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI ,              401-324-6033 , recently underwent a one-year, $5.2 million, award-winning restoration. The Stanford White designed venue had not been in use for nearly 30 years, but through a creative partnership between the Hall of Fame, Salve Regina University, and a committee of supporters, the stage went live once again this past fall. Constructed in 1881 as part of the Newport Casino, a social/entertainment complex for Newport’s wealthy summer residents, the theatre holds a remarkable history, which includes performances by many stars of the stage including Orson Welles, Lillian Gish, and Vincent Price, as well as many local performers. Today, the theatre is home to the Salve Regina University Department of Performing Arts.   On Wednesday, March 16 at 6pm, the extraordinary venue will host a panel discussion about the theatre’s restoration and history, featuring Martha Werenfels, the architect who oversaw the restoration, and a group of local actors will who share their own personal stories of the theatre. Open to the public.

Leave a Comment

You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


© Theatre Historical Society of America. York Theatre Building • 152 N. York Street, 2nd floor • Elmhurst, IL 60126-2806 • Ph. (630) 782-1800 • Fax (630) 782-1802 • • Copyright © 2013 Theatre Historical Society of America. All rights reserved.