• Zane State College Commencement
    All day

    334 Shinnick Street, Zanesville, OH, United States

    334 Shinnick Street, Zanesville, OH, United States

    May 10, 2018
    5:30 p.m. Theater Seating
    6:30 p.m. Ceremony Begins
    Secrest Auditorium
    334 Shinnick Street, Zanesville

    Graduates should arrive at 5:30 p.m., and proceed directly to the lower level of Secrest Auditorium.

    Guest seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and will begin at 5:30 p.m. (tickets are required for admittance). The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. 


Your event location for Wedding Receptions, Recitals, Banquets and Performances!

Let us assist you with planning your next event! Call our office to check on available dates or to schedule a tour of the facility. Let us host your social function, special performance, private party, bazaar, meeting or other event that you have in mind. Secrest Auditorium has one of the largest stages in southeastern Ohio with seating capacity up to 1,750 audience members, and our lower level is a great location for wedding receptions with accomodations for seating up to 400 people comfortably. Free parking is available and our facility is handicap accessible. After attending your fabulous event, fine dining and overnight accommodations are less than five or ten minutes away.

Rental of Secrest

This multi-purpose facility can be rented by anyone who is interest in holding an event here. Secrest is available for meeting, special performance, private parties, and other business or social functions. Rental rates vary on the facility's areas, items, and or services requested for each event. A small deposit is required to secure the date(s) you want for your event. For more information on rental rates, services offered and dates available, feel free to contact our office during business hours.

Event Services Provided

Secrest Auditorium has entertained hundreds with performances from Art Garfunkel to the Oakridge Boys. Performances consist of musicals, concerts, theatrical performances, dances, comedic presentations , as well as other various events including local entertainment. Tickets can be produced and sold at our boxoffice window, and marketing and advertising materials can be produced upon request. When looking at locations for your wedding reception, Secrest Auditorium is an excellent venue! Not only is our lower level facility equipped to seat 400 people for a large reception, smaller wedding receptions are also beautiful with kitchen accessibility and plenty of room for the DJ and dancing. Be sure to call our office today to schedule a tour! Rental space is also available for banquests, meetings, dances, trade shows, and other events. Tables, chairs, and some technical stage equipment can be obtainable to rent for an event you might be hosting yourself. We will be happy to assist you in planning your next event and look foward to discussing the details!


History of Secrest

The building of Zanesville Municipal Auditorium began as WPA project in 1937 and after multiple construction and financial delays it was formally dedicated in 1940. It served the community as a multipurpose facility housing, school plays, basketball games, industrial arts workshops, and a skating rink, in addition to the theater productions, touring groups and entertainers that performed for over Thirty years. In 1987, after the renovations were completed with the financial support of the community, the Municipal Auditorium was re-dedicated as Secrest Auditorium. Named for the late State Representative "Robert T. Secrest" Secrest Auditorium continues to serve the community and surrounding areas with the finest entertainment available for people of all ages. Secrest has proudly offered prominent performers and productions including Oklahoma, Jesus Christ Superstar, Neal McCoy, Pam Tillis, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Statler Bros, Jack Daniels Silver Cornet Band, and the Nutcracker. Through the years, Secrest has also had many outdoor activities for the public to enjoy.

Theater of Secrest

Secrest has one of the largest stages in Southeastern Ohio, with a proscenium 73 feet wide and 49 feet deep. Spacious dressing rooms with showers and well lighted mirrors provide a relaxing atmosphere for performers. With an 1750 seating area, Secrest is the perfect place to come, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Lower Level of Secrest

The newly renovated Lower Level consist of a full size kitchen, classroom, meeting room, and a 9300 square foot area. Various events such as banquets, dance bazaars, and wedding receptions have become a big success here.

Secrest Events

Various types of performance and entertainment is offered at Secrest Auditorium throughout the year. The Secrest (usually September through April) is planned to captivate the interest of our community and the surrounding areas with plays, musicals, big bands, concerts, and other types of entertainment.

Annual Events

Other groups and organizations bring quality entertainment and events to the auditorium year after year. Theses events include: Zaney Follies, Zanesville Concert Association Series, Dance Recitals, Barbershop Quartet, Craft Bazaars, and Pancake Day. Contact our office for more information on annual events and event dates.

Contact Information

334 Shinnick St Zanesville, Ohio

(740) 454-6851

8:00AM - 5:00PM closed Saturday and Sunday


"I Have Always Loved the Secrest Auditorium I’ve attended shows at Secrest since I was just a girl, all kinds of shows: pageants, follies, concerts, etc. The experience is always wonderful, a beautiful setting with quality sound and lighting. Now that I live out of town, I still travel back and it’s always worth the trip!"

"This 19th century theater facility brings a continuing series of excellent touring plays and concerts."

"The place has outstanding acoustics! Seating is very comfortable, great for families."

"Not a bad seat in the house. Every show looks and sounds great."