The Mainstreet Center History
Originally opened in 1915 and operated as the first school in Parker until 1967, the Mainstreet Center was acquired in 1995 by the Town of Parker from the Parker United Methodist Church to use as a community center for cultural and recreational activities. It sits beside one of the cherished downtown features of Ruth Memorial Chapel and is part of the Parker’s Old Town Creative District.
The building houses an art gallery, operated in partnership with the Parker Artists Guild, and one of the classrooms is a dedicated history room, showcasing historical artifacts that represent what a schoolroom may have been like during the first half of the 20th century.
Meeting & Event Rooms Available
- Auditorium – a classic small theater with arena thrust seating for 200 and standard theatrical lighting and sound systems; ideal for plays, recitals, concerts, large classes and workshops, speaking events
- Gymnasium – seating for up to 175; excellent for events with children, youth sports, dance classes, youth groups, meetings, receptions and parties
- Classrooms – seating for up to 30 each; ideal for, workshops, meetings, seminars, and a wide variety of classes, including tot classes, martial arts, youth athletics, yoga, senior classes, art, music, theater and dance
Mainstreet Center Theater
The Mainstreet Center theater offers productions the classic feel you only get from a small theater in an historic building. The theater provides arena thrust seating for 200, and is equipped with standard theatrical lighting and sound systems. It’s a great venue for a variety of modest productions, including community theater and children’s performances, and a wide array of concerts and recitals.
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Many classes are held at the Mainstreet Center along with art shows and activities throughout the year, Visit the