The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts is Gilmour’s footprint for the future for advancing student engagement and expression through the arts.
  • Among its many offerings, The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts will include a main theater, a black box theater, practice rooms and exhibition spaces.
  • The theater program will finally have a home for all components of a robust drama program including a larger stage, costume and scene shops, and practice rooms. This will provide for higher numbers of students from the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools to participate as actors, dancer, playwrights, theater technicians, and musicians.
  • The Speech and Debate program will have designated space, allowing the program to expand and to welcome national tournaments to Gilmour’s campus.
  • Gilmour’s Music Program positions itself to provide each student with the opportunity to develop his or her musical talents. Within the new Center, Gilmour students will be encouraged and able to share their talents with each other and with the greater community.
  • Some of the opportunities the new space would allow for include hosting playwriting competitions, summer arts enrichment programs, partnerships to host community arts programs and events, and programs for talented student thespians.
With solid community support, The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts will be realized not only as a wonderful place to learn and create, but as a premier performance space in the area that Gilmour Academy will share with northeast Ohio. To learn more about the variety of naming opportunities and/or learn more about ways you can help Gilmour’s vision for the arts become a reality, please contact Ray Murphy, Director of Institutional Advancement at or (440) 473-8089. Or click here to make a donation online.

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