Franciscan Center

The Franciscan Center is a beautiful, full-service, state-of-the-art theater and conference center located on the Sylvania Franciscan Village campus in Sylvania, Ohio.

The center features a full-service theater that seats 850 patrons and is capable of hosting a fully staged and technically challenging performance or a simple lecture event. It also features smaller conference rooms seating anywhere from 15 to 200, a gymnasium, and a beautiful commons that’s often used for dinners, banquets, style shows, a multitude of special events and wedding receptions. As a rental facility, the Franciscan Center is available for wedding receptions, meetings, parties, trade shows, seminars and a variety of other types of events.

Faculty and staff receive a 10% discount on rental of the Franciscan Center facilities, and Alumni and non-profit organizations receive a 15% discount. Many types of entertainment events are presented at the Franciscan Center, including the Toledo Symphony Orchestra Association series. Cabaret concerts are held throughout the year in the intimate Commons area.

In addition to facility rental, the center also provides services and amenities to help make your event a success. Located in scenic Sylvania, it enjoys an ambience and tranquility unlike any other.

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“Global Climate Disruption”

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, Inc. (S.A.V.E.) presents Global Climate Disruption: How Do We Know? What Can We Do? with Dr. Andy Jorgensen from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak, OSF, at 419-824-3691 or email

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Christ Child Society of Toledo Meeting

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Christ Child Society of Toledo General Meeting begins at 10 a.m. For more information about the organization, visit


S.T.A.R.S. Presents

January 27 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

S.T.A.R.S. presents Human Trafficking Awareness Series on Jan 27 for the Lourdes University Community, as well as first responders and health and social services professionals. Lourdes Community can attend free with ID. Registration: 12:30 pm, Workshop 1-4 pm, Q&A for Students Only: 4 pm. Presenters: El DeRomano, “Keeping it Real” – An Introduction and informal discussion to trafficking from a survivor; Elder Ronnell McKinney, LPN – “Behind the Mask – Unmasking the truth to trafficking as a first responder”; Precious…

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