About APAC

The enduring impact that a performing arts center brings to a community and its residents is felt in educational opportunities, new forms of creative expression, community pride and positive economic benefits. The cultural enrichment, offered and promoted through a facility dedicated to artistic pursuits, generates lifetime of benefits which are far reaching.

The new Arbogast Performing Arts Center is made possible with a significant gift of $2 million from longtime Troy community residents and supporters, Dave and Linda Arbogast. The goal of the APAC is to bring added value to regional schools and the greater Miami Valley area with enhanced programs in performing and visual arts. This dynamic venue will provide numerous opportunities for the greater Miami Valley region to learn, gather, enjoy and have a positive impact for decades to come.

The APAC is a non-profit 501(C)(3) run by its Board of Directors who are responsible for all the operational costs.  The APAC Board will own the building and will lease the land from Troy Christian Schools.  There is no cost to our community through any tax payer or other public funds.

The APAC is modeled after the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in VanWert, Ohio.  This center is on the VanWert City Schools campus and was a joint venture with the school, VanWert Foundation and the community.
Revenue will be from yearly patrons; event sponsors; ticket sales and rental for non-profit and profit organizations.

The Facility

  • 39,000 square foot buildling, located on the corner of Dorset and Arlington in Troy, Ohio. Visisble from I-75
  • 1,200 tiered seat auditorium for Education, Arts, Community, and Business events
  • The front of stage area will accommodate 200 stack-able chairs and seating for 100 for banquets
  • Cafe with coffee bar that will serve espresso, pourovers, and other concessions can be used as a meeting space as well
  • Catering and Green rooms available
  • First floor lobby area will accommodate over 180 people with banquet tables and mini-stage
  • Second floor lobby will accommodate 100 people for banquet seating
  • Meeting rooms and Conference rooms on both floors
  • Coming soon - Recording studio equipped with large recording space, vocal isolation room, drum isolation room, and mixing console.

The Board of Directors

  • Dave Arbogast, Board Chairman
  • Gary Wilber, Vice Chairman
  • Jeanne Ward, Board Secretary & Executive Director
  • Dianne Ruhenkamp, Treasurer
  • Mike Beamish, Board Member
  • Joe Dickerson, Board Member
  • Nicole Ernst, Board Member
  • Bob Lybarger, Board Member
  • Ed Purvis, Board Member

APAC Staff

  • Jeanne Ward
    Executive Director

  • Barbara Summers
    Director of Operations

  • Angela Whitehead
    Director of Marketing

  • Thomas Gilman
    Director of Development

  • Sherry Wells
    Patron and Promotions Manager

  • James Hart
    Production Manager

"The Arbogast Performing Arts Center will provide another great venue to support cultural and educational endeavors throughout the Troy community and Miami Valley region."
- Former Mayor, City of Troy, Mike Beamish

Benefits to the Miami Valley Region

Space for our local schools for special combined educational programs and performing arts events

Meets the needs for a mid-size venue for concerts and special community events

Meets the needs for businesses and corporations for meetings,

  • Meetings
  • Trainings
  • Symposiums

Provides a venue for:

  • Family and Community activities
  • Private Events
  • Leadership Conferences
  • Rain locations for area outdoor concerts
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