Located on the corner of Ridge and Plain streets in La Porte, Indiana, the La Porte Civic Auditorium is a highlight of the City of La Porte and the La Porte Park and Recreation Department. This beautiful, regal building was a gift to the City of La Porte from a local philanthropist, Maurice Fox of the Fox Woolen Mills, in honor of his parents. The stipulation of this gift was that the building be made available to all individuals, civic and educational groups or bodies.
The Civic Auditorium was dedicated on March 19, 1930, and has since hosted thousands of regional and community events. These events have included everything from athletic contests to organizational conferences, trade shows to family weddings and charitable concerts to stage plays. Each unique and each a celebration in its own right. Renovated in recent years to accommodate new events and needs, the historical integrity of this beautiful building remains to shine bright. The Civic Auditorium continues to meet the needs of the community, organizations and families it serves in the giving spirit of which it was built.
“A historical gem in the community, we have often described the La Porte Civic Auditorium as being like Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Classic, historic, and the perfect venue for some of Country Music’s greatest stars. It has been our pleasure to work with the accommodating staff at the La Porte Civic on major benefit concerts with amazing artists like Randy Travis, Clint Black, Dylan Scott, and Sara Evans. We look forward to many future events!”
– Event Coordinators, Carey Garwood & Pastor Dennis Meyer, Bethany Lutheran Church