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Centennial Auditorium, a state-of-the art, 850-seat performing arts center, located on the Sterling High School campus, opened its doors to the public on October 3, 1998 – the 100th anniversary of the opening of Sterling High School. Since then, the auditorium has become a true community treasure, hosting concerts, plays, musicals, speaking engagements, and many other activities, not just for Sterling Public School students, but also for other local schools and the community. The auditorium provides our community with a world-class performance center, which would make any small-to-medium-sized college proud.

What makes Centennial Auditorium truly unique is the fact that it was built and is still operated today without the use of taxpayer money. From 1994-1998, the Sterling Schools Foundation conducted a comprehensive fundraising campaign, which netted over $6,000,000 in donations from SHS alumni, local businesses and organizations, and supportive citizens. Another local charitable organization provided matching funds to help encourage support of the campaign. Funds from the original campaign are still being used today for auditorium operation expenses.


It was only in the theare that I lived. - Oscar Wilder


Tim Schlegel - Director of Theatre


Kyle Morgan - Technical Director


Todd Meyers - Scenic Director

Staff and Rentals

The "Rental Information" box will take you to the contract.  You must be a 501c3 or government establishment to receive the non-profit rate.

You should email or call Tim Schlegel to determine if the date you are requesting is available.  School dates take priority in scheduling.

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