Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
Click here to see a list of items and projects for which we are currently seeking funding.
Take A Seat
We mean that literally! Purchase a theater chair in the main auditorium. Your gift will entitle you to an engraved, brass nameplate mounted on the back of the seat of your choice (based upon availability). You can reserve your seat for concerts and special events, and set an example for others to follow. One business or individual name per seat, please.
Purchase a chair for $500 with the option of installment payments over 12 months. Purchase a chair for $600 with the option of installment payments over 24 months. Name plates will be installed upon receipt of first half of payments.
Your gift to the Kenworthy will assist with the ongoing operation and renovation of the historic Kenworthy Theater and fulfillment of the mission of the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.
To reserve your seat, Email the Executive Director, or call 882-4127. We will be glad to designate a chair for you or you may come into the theater to personally choose your chair location.
Kenworthy Sidewalk Renovation
We are pleased to announce that the renovation of the Kenworthy sidewalk has been completed! Thanks to the many supporters and donors the project was completed in October of 2012. The Kenworthy worked with the City of Moscow to replace the buckled sidewalk. We were able to maintain the colored sidewalk and appealed to the City the use of the Kenworthy 'K' in the sidewalk. The work was completed by Knox Concrete.
We are pleased to announce that the Kenworthy has completed the retrofitting of water-saving facilties to the restrooms. Thanks to grant from Latah County Community Foundation project was completed in August of 2012 by McCoy Plumbing. This project enables the Kenworthy to cut our water comsumption in half.
Historic Kenworthy Marquee Renovation
We are pleased to announce that the restoration of the historic, 1949 Kenworthy Theater marquee is almost
completed. Thanks to grants from Latah County Community Foundation and
Idaho Heritage Trust, the first phase of the project was completed. The leaky marquee roof has been replaced with a
15-year Duro-last Roof and the work was completed by Flat Roof Specialists on
The second phase included re-painting the marquee trim and replacing electrical transformers and broken neon tubing. This second phase was funded by the Idaho Heritage Trust, with matching funds from Avista.
Match money is being sought for the third stage, repairing the stainless steel letter rails. Please send your donations ASAP to PO Box 8126, Moscow, ID 83843, or click on the link above to donate online via Paypal.
Handicapped Accessible Restroom
In 2008 the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre opened a ADA and family accessible restroom.
The unisex restroom, located at the south end of the theater lobby, is equipped with a Koala Care Baby Changing Station
and water-saving, metered faucet.
"We have the community to thank for the completion of this project," says KPAC former executive director, Julie Ketchum. The first donation to the project came from Sirius Idaho Theatre. A generous challenge grant from the Schreck Family Foundation jumpstarted the project in 2006. Idaho Community Foundation, Latah County Community Foundation, and US Bank Foundation awarded matching grant funds to the project. Additional donations from community members, including Gritman Medical Center, Shelley L. Bennett, Jay McCoy, Beth Kenworthy, and Tom and Jo Ann Trail, made the project a reality.
The KPAC would also like to thank Daniel K. Mullin Architects, Lauren Moos Construction, Strom Electric, and Goodson Plumbing for design, construction, and installation, and Delphine Keim Campbell for researching and choosing interior colors and tile.
With the addition of the ADA accessible, family friendly restroom, KPAC takes a leap into the modern era. The theater is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of its ancestor, The Crystal Theatre, which was operated as early as 1908 out of a portion of the current building. It was purchased by Milburn Kenworthy in 1926 and renamed the Kenworthy Theatre. At the request of Jerry L. Schutz, it was gifted to Moscow Community Theatre at the end of 1999 and subsequently transferred to the newly formed KPAC, Inc. The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
A big thank you to our generous donors! Our new restroom is now open!
The Kenworthy Performing Arts CentreWould like to thank all those who have purchased chairs.
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Last update: 5/18/2009