Honeywell Center in Pollstar’s Top 200 List
By Hayley Beauchamp
The Honeywell Center with its 1,500 seating capacity was recognized as an outstanding performing arts center according to a list generated from Pollstar, a trade publication that covers the concert industry. The Pollstar list ranked the top 200 international theatre venues, placing The Honeywell Center at the #110 position. The ranking is based on total tickets sold for touring acts.
The rating is a first for the Honeywell Center. A total of seven performing arts centers from Indiana were recognized. Executive Director Tod Minnich was extremely pleased with the rating, “With 1,000 seats less than most of the other Indiana venues, I consider this a huge accomplishment for the Honeywell Center.”
The Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater features dozens of performances annually featuring a variety of genres such as Broadway, classical, comedy, rock, dance, and children’s programming to name a few. This wide variety fits well within its mission of providing “artistic, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for all.”
“We hope that this ranking reflects our efforts to provide a guest experience that our patrons appreciate. Amenities such as free parking, comfortable seating with unrestricted views, friendly staff as well as top-notch touring entertainment all contributed to this success. With a number of terrific shows already on the schedule for 2015, we hope more guests will travel to the Center to see a high-quality show this year!” commented Minnich.
The Honeywell Center is north central Indiana’s premier arts and entertainment facility with more than 3,000 events and 150,000 visitors annually. Concerts, conferences, charity galas, art exhibits, and educational outreach programs are among the diverse events at the Honeywell Center. All programs and activities are supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, the Indiana Arts Commission (a state agency) and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).
The Honeywell Center is located at 275 West Market Street in Wabash, Indiana. For more information, visit http://www.honeywellcenter.org/, or call 260-563-3272.