It's Christmas in July! The Children's Theater of Cincinnati hit a $30 million dollar milestone in its campaign to restore Emery Theater and make it the MainStage home for future seasons thanks to an anonymous donor's gift of $1.5 million dollars and a donation from Hip-Hop legend, Ludacris!
TCT Cincinnati Receives Anonymous $1.5 Million Gift Pushing Emery Campaign to $30 Million
A gift of $1.5 million from an anonymous donor has powered The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati (TCT) to the $30 million milestone in its A Crown for the Queen City campaign to ensure its future as a premiere arts organization in the region and expand its innovative programming.
TCT launched its $48 million fundraising campaign to reimagine and restore the landmark Emery Theater as its permanent MainStage home and create a state-of-the-art venue unlike any in the region. Campaign chair Allison Kropp expressed her excitement and appreciation for this significant contribution to that effort.
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TCT Emery Restoration Project | Hip-Hop Legend, Ludacris Gives an Additional $50K
The effort received an added $50,000 boost this month from actor, hip-hop legend, and entrepreneur Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.
Bridges is a client of nationally recognized entertainment attorney Darrell D. Miller, who is a former TCT Board Member and current Emery Theater Campaign Cabinet member.
Bridges announced his pledge of support on Thursday, July 20 from the stage of a sold-out show with Ashanti and Flo Rida at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati.
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After the completion of fundraising and construction, The Children's Theatre plans to open the Emery in Fall 2025 with its 2025-2026 MainStage season.
Read the full press release over at TheChildrensTheater.com