Along with the community fund raising campaign came many substantial gifts from donors of record memorialized on a plaque that hangs in the theatre’s lobby.
The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center is home to a 198 fixed-seat auditorium with state-of-the-art audio and visual systems. It was designed to accommodate a wide range of productions from community theater to film and professional touring concerts and events.
While preserving the existing historic facades, the interior spaces were developed to accommodate the back-of-house theater functions and a substantial lobby for art exhibitions and community events. A partial fly-tower was designed to accommodate a future expansion.
The construction and opening of the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center represented a significant commitment to the arts by the community. The renovated facade and marquee were a central part of an overall effort to enliven Main Street.
Along with many community and locally produced programs, the Ocotillo and the Arts Council have hosted or been responsible for bringing many recognizable artists to town. In recent years, these have included: The United States Navy Band, Collin Raye, Jimmy Webb, The Side Street Strutters, Riders in the Sky, Little Texas, Flying J Wranglers, John Michael Montgomery, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Restless Heart, Clint Black, B.J. Thomas, Travis Tritt, Bill Haley, Jr. and the Comets, Aaron Tippin and many, many more.