• Springfield City School District's John Legend Theater

    The John Legend Theater (JLT) is a $2.5 million dollar renovation to the existing auditorium, lobby, and Clifton Avenue entrance located at The Springfield Center of Innovation: The Dome, formerly Springfield South High School. The theater holds 680 seats and was funded by a lead donation of $500,000 from Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy winning artist John Legend, who is a graduate of the Springfield City School District. Many other donors have joined this effort, including Speedway, LLC, Security National Bank, the Turner Foundation, the Springfield Foundation, and several generous individuals. The Springfield City School District Board of Education provided additional funding to complete the project.

    The John Legend Theater opened in the fall of 2016 to serve the Springfield City School District and the Springfield community.

    Click to view video of the Dedication and John Legend's performance:   John Legend Theater: Behind-The-Scenes Look & Performance  

    Click to view a short video showing the inside of the John Legend Theater: Preview Video  located within the Springfield Center of Innovation: The Dome in Springfield’s Promise Neighborhood, where there is a real opportunity to make a positive difference in young people’s lives. Springfield City School District currently engages youth in creative pursuits via its CareerConnectED Center at the Dome. The John Legend Theater enhances the cultural opportunities for youth and the entire community.


    Donations to the John Legend Theater are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all donations are put to good use supporting our programs! 

    If you would like to make a donation online, please click on the "buy tickets" button to go to our secure e-commerce site, OvationTix.  When OvationTix opens please click the "Donations" option.  If you'd like help or need more information, phone us at 937-505-2944.

    You can also mail checks to us Springfield City School District,  700 S. Limestone Springfield, OH 45505 (please note John Legend Theater in the memo line) 

    If you'd like your donation to Name a Seat in the Theater you can download the "Shine The Light" brochure and order form, complete the form and mail it to us.  

    Shine the Light Brochure and Order Form

    Contact Us

    Terry McGonigle, Technical & Operations Manager | 937-505-2944



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