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Defiance Community Auditorium
Originally constructed as part of Defiance High School in the 1920's, this historic auditorium is situated at the south end of the downtown area. The facility serves as venue for various musical and theatrical performances, including the Fort Defiance Players. Seating capacity is over 1,100.
The Auditorium is located at: 629 Arabella Street, Defiance OH 43512
Information on Fort Defiance Players: facebook.com/fortdefianceplayers
Huber Opera House and Civic Center
Built as a hotel in 1895 this structure became the try-out theatre for George H. Huber’s larger New York and Chicago theatres. After many years of housing different businesses in downtown Hicksville, the nostalgic feel of the Huber has been restored by a group of determined citizens . The unique facility has the seating capacity for 800 and is used for many community events and attractions as well as being home to the Hicksville Village Players.
157 East High Street, Hicksville, OH 43512 | 419.542.9553 |huberoperahouse.org
Stroede Center for the Arts
Home to the Defiance Community Cultural Council (DCCC) and Defiance Community Television (DCTV) with the mission of providing the great city of Defiance with great art. The 135 seat space with professional video, lighting and sound make a perfect venue for recitals, presentations and even weddings! Regular community events include the Tuttle’s Town and Gown Series, performances by the Young Peoples Theatre Guild, and classical music series Sunday at the Stroede.
319 Wayne Avenue, Defiance OH 43512 | 419-784-3401 | defiancearts.org
Defiance Public Library System
The Defiance Public Library System is committed to providing service to the people of the county in a friendly environment, enabling them to: Learn from the Past, Understand the Present and Prepare for the Future. The Defiance Public Library building is a beautiful historic Carnegie building located on the site of Fort Defiance along the Maumee and Auglaize River banks. Additional library locations are Johnson Memorial Library, Hicksville, Ohio and Sherwood Branch Library, Sherwood, Ohio.
320 Fort Street, Defiance, OH 43512 | 419-782-1456 | defiancelibrary.org
Chartered in 1850, Defiance College is a four-year liberal arts based college affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The college is among the top schools in the nation for community service and engagement as recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and is in the top tier of Midwest Regional Liberal Arts Colleges as named by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges.
With 41 major areas of study leading to bachelor's, master's and associate degrees in education and business the college serves approximately 1,000 students. The college is a member of NCAA Division III, offering 18 men's and women's sports.
701 N. Clinton Street, Defiance, OH 43512 | 419-784-4010 | defiance.edu