City OKs new lease with Theater Works

By: 
CAROLYN DRYER, Editor

At its June 19 meeting, the Peoria City Council approved a new 10-year operating and lease agreement with Theater Works. It replaces the 20-year agreement approved in 2006 that did not contain a separate operating agreement.
In the old agreement, Theater Works retained all revenues from all sources. The new agreement calls for the city to share 50 percent of rental fees and programmed revenues; however, that part of the agreement does not become effective until July 1, 2020.
Under the new agreement, Theater Works will not be responsible for internal facility maintenance and utilities as it has up to now. The city will now take charge of all facility maintenance, utilities and repairs.
Those items that remain the same are the $1 per year lease payment from Theater Works to the city and the $1 per ticket surcharge for building repairs and maintenance.
The city listed key points of the agreement:

  • The city arts and theater manager will provide oversight and collaboration.
  • Decision-making on the programming calendar will be shared.
  • The city will have priority for up to six dates per year.
  • Provided dates are available, there is no limit to additional city events.
  • Management services fee plus reimbursables will be paid to Theater Works and the managing tenant.

Theater Works will be required to provide the city with an annual report in June 2019 and each year thereafter.
Theater Works provides the following types of programming:

  • Six Master Works productions each year
  • Four Youth Works productions each year
  • Four Puppet Works productions each year
  • Two Adaptive Works productions each year
  • Kids Alive, a youth musical theater training program
  • Stardust, a teen musical theater outreach program
  • Eight weeks of summer camp
  • School field trips
  • Community rentals
  • City-sponsored programming, including a music series and storytelling events

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