In 1949, Clyde Quimby commissioned architect A.M. Strauss to draw up plans for the Clyde Theatre at Quimby Village in Fort Wayne, IN. Opening on April 19th, 1951, as a 1782 seat movie theatre, the Clyde was bustling with patrons as the regions premier movie house serving citizens from all over Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio.
Today this art deco masterpiece has survived the test of time and consists of over 17,000 sq. ft. of floor space. The main performance hall has had all of its seats removed and will be utilized as a 2,150 capacity, general admission concert hall and special events center. The venue is at the final stages of a major multi million dollar renovation with grad opening scheduled for May of 2018.
Even Keel Event Productions (EKEP) will manage concerts, film screenings, comedy acts, sporting events and art exhibitions. The venue is also available to outside producers interested in hosting private or public events including weddings, receptions, corporate events and private parties.
The Theatre’s 10,400 sq. ft., two-story grand lobby functions as a traditional entryway/exit for events held in the main performance room and an art gallery focusing on sculpture, object, glass and functional art.
Tickets for concerts at the Clyde Theatre can be purchased online or at the venue box office, located at 1808 Bluffton Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 10am to 6pm Tuesday – Friday and two hour prior to doors on weekends.