Conway can host educational and entertaining events in a historic, downtown theatre.

Conway is blessed with a number of organizations that regularly host high-quality cultural events. By revitalizing the historic Grand Theatre (the southwest corner of Oak and Chestnut Streets), we can provide AETN, the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and a cast of other arts-related nonprofits the setting they need to provide Central Arkansas residents with even more robust programming in a first-class venue.

The Conway Area Chamber currently has the Grand Theatre building under contract. Upon completing a feasibility study by Westlake, Reed & Leskosky (a Cleveland-based architecture firm specializing in theatre restoration), the chamber will enter a private fundraising period to build out a state-of-the-art, 400+ seat performing arts venue in Conway’s original theatre.