“Illuminating The Arts”

Capital Campaign

For over 30 years The Ross Ragland Theater has been the cultural gem of the Basin.  Like all incredible institutions that feel the wear of time and THOUSANDS of events, the theater needs us to give her a little tender loving care.

Her curtain has been restored, but her carpet is a little shaggy, her seats are showing their age and it would be great to restore her insides to match her beaming light outside.   

Join us in making The Ross Ragland Theater a shining beacon of downtown once again!

Let’s Light the Tower!

When the Esquire Theater closed its doors and was near demolition, a visionary group of civic minded folks had the foresight to imagine the possibility of transforming it into a performing arts center for the city of Klamath Falls…. And so the Ross Ragland Theater was conceived!

The theater is the cultural anchor of Klamath Falls and a central part of lives in our community. After 30 years of providing premier entertainment the theater is in need of facility upgrades to remain a state-of-the art performing arts center. Ticket sales only cover about a third of the cost to operate the theater. The balance of funds come from generous commitments from our community and corporations so we are able to fulfill our mission each season.

Thank you for taking this opportunity to join with our many loyal supporters and patrons to support and celebrate this cultural gem. Your generosity will help us maintain this magnificent theater for generations to come!

Campaign Progress

New Office Remodel 100%
Grand Curtain 100%
Additional Theater Railings 100%
Marquee Upgrade 100%
LED Tower Lighting with upgraded system 100%
New Theater Roof 100%
Upgrade in Cultural Center studios- Floors, Projectors and Sound 100%
New Green Room with Washer & Dryer 100%
New Cultural Center Roof 80%
Box Office Remodel 70%
HVAC - 3 Units 60%
Auditorium Seating Restoration 50%
New Auditorium Carpeting 40%
Full Exterior Repaint w/ Stucco Repair 30%
Sound Console Upgrade 20%
Projector Room Remodel 15%
LED Stage Lighting Upgrade 10%
Costume Loft Remodel 5%

Thank You to All of Our Contributors!

From the Ross Ragland Staff, Board of Directors, & The Guild

Your continued generosity allows our staff and volunteers to maintain this magnificent Theater for future generations. We celebrate and give thanks to all who have helped us complete some of these projects already.

Together we embark on our journey through the next 30 years celebrating the Theater and all she brings to the community!