Milton Ratner Performing Arts Theater
Completed in 2004, the Milton M. Ratner Performing Arts Theater is so named in appreciation for the support of the Milton M. Ratner Foundation.
The versatility and practicality of this performance space is consistent with the Calhoun Gordon Arts Council’s mission to make the arts accessible to all. Included in the theater are dressing rooms, a green room, an art gallery expansion, an elevator and rest rooms.
Thanks to over 300 individuals, groups, businesses, corporations, and foundations that have contributed approximately $2,000,000 to this ambitious project, we were able to create a community arts center and theater in Downtown Calhoun for the people of Calhoun and Gordon County.
$75,000 RBEG Grant Awarded To HAC For Ratner Theater Upgrade
In 2010, the Harris Arts Center was awarded a $75,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture for upgrades to the Ratner Theater. The acoustics were dramatically improved by the addition of acoustic wall panels and ceiling insulation. A new sound booth was constructed and a state-of-the-art sound system was installed.
The lighting system was modernized with LED color lighting and an automated screen and projector are now available.
Performing artists, teachers, corporations and individuals may rent the theater to produce professional video recordings.