Civic Hall Associates

Mission and Purpose

Civic Hall Associates (CHA) is a not-for-profit corporation that supports Richmond Community Schools in the renovation and operation of Civic Hall, a performing arts center, which serves the greater Richmond community and adjoining areas of eastern Indiana and western Ohio. The project was accomplished by the formation of a unique partnership of RCS and CHA. CHA was originated to raise the community (corporate and individual) funds to renovate Civic Hall. Since the Hall's opening in 1993, CHA has added to its responsibilities the roles of advising RCS on how to operate the facility and partnering with RCS to present the Proudly Presenting Series - a series of professional performing arts events.

Civic Hall Associates assists Richmond Community Schools in setting policies, providing management oversight, addressing user concerns, and maintaining the community perspective for the usage of the facility.


Civic Hall serves both RCS and the region of east central Indiana and west central Ohio as a performance venue. Housed within Civic Hall are three classrooms that are used daily for band, choir, and orchestra classes. Additionally, many after school extra-curricular activities take place in the facility. Approximately 150 programs and rehearsals take place in the auditorium annually. Over half of these are school related programs. Civic Hall Associates is a catalyst for presenting performing arts in cooperation with Richmond Community Schools. This cooperative of presenting serves to enhance but not compete with the offerings of existing performing arts organizations in the area. Educational objectives are a priority in the arts presenting and serve to enhance the school curriculum and promote participation in the performing arts. More...

Board Members

The Board of School Trustees is the governing body of RCS. They meet twice monthly. The Civic Hall Associates Board of Directors oversees CHA activities and meets monthly. More...


This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by The National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Crane Group and General Mills Foundation.  Further funding has been provided through the generosity of our Sponsors:  Richmond Community Schools, KICKS 96 (WQLK-FM and WHON-AM), Wayne County Foundation, Indiana Public Radio, Community Foundation of Randolph County, Whitewater Broadcasting (1490 WKBV and G101-3 radio, First Bank Richmond, U.S. Bank, Earlham College, Wayne Bank and Trust Co., Dr. William H. Toedebusch, Gerald & Gail Dorna, and Reid Health.