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Supporting the Arts in Hancock County


The Friends of the Theater supports the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts as a thriving destination for Hancock County residents and visitors.



Volunteer Days

The facility at 122 W. Main St. requires constant upkeep. At least once a year, Friends of the Theater organizes a day dedicated to giving the Ricks a little TLC.  See how you can Get Involved.


Christmas at the Ricks

The annual Christmas at the Ricks variety show showcases the wonderful talent in our community, with 100% of the proceeds funding projects to preserve the very theater that houses this tradition. This year, our concert fundraiser is took shape as a virtual talent show open to all ages and acts. Participants competed with holiday-themed videos to win cash prizes of $500, $250, or $100. See the contestants and winners!



Have a Seat!

We’re excited to announce our next capital campaign! FoT is raising funds to install 370 new seats in the auditorium. We have a quote for $250 per seat, which includes installation and a name plaque for those purchasing a seat. Fundraising is well underway, and we are excited to be applying for new grants this month. We welcome your support! Would you like to have your name on a seat? Or recognize someone with a seat in their honor? See more about Our Projects.