A brand new dynamic “outdoor events” space next to the historic Milton Theatre along the Broadkill River that is set to influence the look and feel of downtown Milton!
Called the “Milton Theatre Quayside” (pronounced as kee-side), the space will add to a growing list of public areas where people can enjoy outdoor performances and various events. “Quay” has been incorporated in the name (which means, “a platform lying alongside water for loading and unloading ships”) as a tribute to the town’s shipbuilding history.
The brand new Quayside premiered with a variety of events in 2019 including the annual Concert for a Random Soldier. Before the state-mandated canceling of large public gatherings, Quayside hosted a St. Patrick's Day Concert series and was set to be the location of 12 FREE summer movies for our community.
With the success and popularity of our new Quayside venue only growing, we have decided to include a NEW addition for its further improvement. Recently, 5 picnic tables and 22 adirondack chairs were sponsored by community members and local businesses to furnish Quayside in preparation of our grand reopening. Now... it's time for a new state-of-the-art MOBILE STAGE that will give our outdoor events a much needed platform with improved sound and lighting capabilities! With this addition, future outdoor Quayside events will elevate in quality and expected to draw more people into downtown Milton. A donor plaque with all donor names and sponsors shall be added to our fence in recognition of your generous gift.
The Milton Theatre, located in historic downtown Milton Delaware, has had an illustrious history in its more than 100 year existence. Erected circa 1910, the two-story building served, at one time or another, as the town’s movie theatre, basketball hall, fire station, social center & community stage. Various retail businesses & restaurants also thrived there. It has survived 3 major fires, countless “nor’easters”, and decades of neglect. But now, it proudly stands as a hub of artistic culture, not just to the town of Milton, but to the Delmarva Peninsula.
Since its reopening five years ago, the Milton Theatre has been a catalyst for the flourishing arts and entertainment scene in the region. With this followed renewed vigor and energy from patrons, whom in every capacity, have contributed to its continued success as an entertainment venue for all ages. Currently hosting more than 320 events this year, the Milton Theatre is now considered the gem of the DelMarVa Peninsula. As it celebrates its upcoming 6th year anniversary, the theatre is gearing up for a $2.5 million capital campaign that will take the venue to the next level.
The launch of “The Milton Theatre Renaissance Initiative” will be the next page to the storied existence of the Milton Theatre, and will solidify its legacy for future generations. This capital campaign aims to raise funds for the next 3-5 years and will bring significant changes to its structure.
From its beginnings as a movie theatre, this 110-year-old building has survived numerous nor’easters, 2 major fires, and at one time or another, as the town’s basketball hall, fire station, restaurant, retail store, social & community stage. The Milton Theatre is now poised for yet another reinvention, a new page that will cement its legacy and assure its status as a premier arts and entertainment venue for generations to come.
Consider a tax-deductible donation to the Milton Theatre today!
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