The Sherbino building has been at the heart of Ridgway since 1915. Since 2012, the beloved Sherbino has been owned and operated by the Ridgway Chautauqua Society and serves as a community hub and year-round venue for diverse events that enrich, entertain, and elevate participants.
With hundreds of events each year and only two part-time staff members, the organization relies on the commitment, vision, and enthusiasm of community volunteers. The building has a front door and a back door, but there are many doorways for getting involved.
To embody the Chautauqua tradition by producing programs celebrating lifelong learning, the arts, culture and community..
The core values of the Sherbino Theater are rooted in our deep commitment to the Chautauqua principles of lifelong learning including the sharing of art, craft, and music while promoting intellectual and civic engagement. The organization believes in:
- Intellectual & civic engagement
- Collaboration and partnerships
- Local talent and expertise
- Responsible stewardship of resources