Friends of the West Shore Theatre Capital Campaign


The Capital Campaign funding the renovation and restoration of the West Shore Theatre

Transforming it transform it to an arts and cultural hub for the entire West Shore is underway. As the anchor of Downtown New Cumberland, the new and re-invented Theatre’s MISSION is to present and provide a forum for cinema, music, and culturally diverse activities for a multitude of constituents.


The re-imagined space will include:

  • A venue for showcasing independent works – movies and artists of all types, managed by a dedicated staff
  • Rental space for independent nonprofit or community arts and cultural organizations
  • Rental space for community events, private parties, business/corporate events

The West Shore Theatre’s renovation includes:

  • Restoring the existing theater to its original 1939 art deco grandeur
  • Upgrading to state of the art projection equipment, software, and lighting
  • Expanding the lobby to provide space for receptions
  • Adding a thrust stage enabling the Theatre to present live small-scale theatrical and musical productions, film and multi-media programming, concerts, and recitals
  • Incorporating a dance floor that can also be used as an orchestra pit for live productions
  • Replacing the snack bar with a state of the art concession stand featuring bar height seating and tables
  • Exchanging existing individual side seating with booth seating and tables
  • Integrating ADA viewing areas and 2 compliant bathrooms

Capital Campaign Pledge Form