Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc would like to acknowledge and express our sincere appreciation to all of our supporters:
Allegro Fund of the Dayton Foundation
City of Fairborn
Dayton Book Fair Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Hampden W. and Erma R. Catterton Fund of The Dayton Foundation
PNC Foundation
Vectren Foundation
and our Individual Supporters



All donations made to Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc. are tax deductible. Donations received will be used to fund our efforts to restore historical outdoor drama to southwest Ohio.


The Board of Trustees of Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc established an endowment fund through the Greene County Community Foundation (GreeneGiving) in May 2011. The Board believes Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc must have a solid financial foundation and this fund is the first brick of that foundation. Being an affiliate of GreeneGiving provides confidence and flexibility to contributors. Confidence that their gift will be managed by a Community Foundation and the flexibility to make contributions designated for specific uses. It also allows contributors to make gifts of assets other than cash. All gifts are tax deductible. Contributions to the endowment fund may be made to:

Caesar’s Ford Theatre Endowment
941 West Second Street
Xenia, Ohio 45385


Do you remember hot summer evenings and the sound of crickets, canons, and galloping horses? Do you remember fine acting on an illuminated outdoor stage? Then you remember outdoor theatre and southwest Ohio has a wonderful outdoor theatre tradition. Beginning in the 1950’s, the Antioch Shakespeare Festival produced the entire canon of Shakespeare’s plays at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The Festival was an outdoor summer theatre and became known as “Shakespeare Under the Stars”. From 1982 through 2007, Greene County, Ohio was home to the historical outdoor drama Blue Jacket which attracted 1.1 million visitors. Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc was founded in 2009 by a group of individuals dedicated to the restoration of outdoor theatre. It is estimated that outdoor theatre will have an economic impact of $3 Million each summer for our community.

To begin, Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc needs to raise $20,000.00 for the Institute of Outdoor Theatre and Southeastern Theatre Conference (Theatre Consulting Network) to perform a feasibility study and site visit. This is the next step in our journey to keep the outdoor theatre tradition alive.

Project Costs:               

Pro-forma Business Plan:  $9,200
Tourism & Marketing Study and Economic Impact Study: $7,000
Pre-Opening Management and Staffing: $1,000
Travel Expenses: $2,800
Total: $20,000

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The Board of Trustees of Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc would like to acknowledge The Dayton Book Fair Foundation, Hampden W. and Erma R. Catterton Fund of The Dayton Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, and our individual contributors for fully funding this project. THANK YOU! Our feasibility study is currently underway. Visit this website for updated information regarding this important project.

To view our IRS Non-Profit Organization Forms click below:

  • 501c3
  • Secy State
  • 990EZ 2019
  • 990EZ 2018
  • Atty Gen

IRS Non-Profit 501c3 Approval

Non-Profit Status

IRS Form 990 EZ 2019

IRS Form 990EZ 2018

Attorney General Letter