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Scranton's Oldest Theater

Throughout the years The Leonard building housed an opera house called Casino Hall, served as a Vaudeville Theater, a speakeasy lounge, as the Knights of Columbus Hall, a performing arts theater named The Diva Theater and most recently The Moonshine Theater. 

The auditorium has been home to hundreds of big names over the years and will continue to host concerts, performing arts, Broadway shows, weddings, corporate parties and much more.

Now this beautiful venue is available for your special occasions. Available for weddings, proms, concerts, corporate events and parties, comedy shows and any other event you are hosting.

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We first got our keys to the Leonard in early April of 2014, and from the very first second we stepped foot inside of 335 Adams Avenue in Downtown Scranton, we could see the potential in a building that had sat vacant for far too long. We dove head first into planning an overhaul to this historic vaudeville theatre, keeping a focus on the history and past that it represented, while at the same time bringing its facilities and technologies up to date. 

That’s when it started. No, not the construction, but rather the phone calls, emails, and more. The outpouring of support and intrigue from the local community energized us. We decided to host the American Advertising Federation’s annual mixer in the space before any construction had started, and at the same time vote on a new name. Now that we had a new name, we could close the doors and start construction. We anticipated we would be ready to re-open in the late spring of 2015. 

But the response continued, and grew overwhelming.  The potential for different types of events made itself clear as a huge variety of ideas surfaced. We knew we had to figure out a way to start using this amazing historic structure as soon an possible. We knew it wouldn't be easy to schedule events and construction around one another, but couldn't pass up the opportunity to dim the lights,  raise the curtain, and start the show.

As we move through different phases of construction, we'll be sure to post the details right here. You can see all of our upcoming events on our Events Page. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook and check back here for progress updates, photos, contests and more!

- The Leonard Staff

 

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Contact Us


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570.341.0375

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events@theleonardtheater.com

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The Leonard Theater
335 Adams Ave. 
Scranton PA, 18503

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The Leonard Theater is the perfect place to host your event. This 120 year old historic vaudeville theater features over 4,000 square feet of entertainment space, right in the heart of Downtown Scranton. With banquet seating for up to 400, and standing & balcony accommodations for 1,000+ The Leonard can be used for Weddings, Proms, Receptions, Parties, Live performances, and so much more.