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. 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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Addams Family

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

The Sylvania Arts’ youth theatre company presents the musical “The Addams Family - Young@Part,” at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University in two performances, on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2 p.m. The musical will be directed by Irina Zaurov. Tickets are $10, and are limited to 200 per performance. We encourage you to buy your tickets now! For more information, visit https://www.sylvaniaarts.org/

Lourdes Choir Concert

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Lourdes University Chorale presents a Choir Concert on October 22 at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania at 7 pm in the theater. The Lourdes Chorale is directed by Betsy Bellavia. For more information about the event or the Chorale, please email ebellavia@lourdes.edu.

Addams Family

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

The Sylvania Arts’ youth theatre company presents the musical “The Addams Family - Young@Part,” at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University in two performances, on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2 p.m. The musical will be directed by Irina Zaurov. Tickets are $10, and are limited to 200 per performance. We encourage you to buy your tickets now! For more information, visit https://www.sylvaniaarts.org/

Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce 2021 Political Forum

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 2021 Sylvania Political Forum will be hosted by the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. For more information, visit https://business.sylvaniachamber.org/events/details/2021-political-forum-180

El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico Performance

Dia de los Muertos 2021

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lourdes University and the Lourdes LatinX Student Union are pleased to offer a Dia de los Muertos 2021 performance featuring the El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folkorico Dance Troupe on November 1st in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania, Ohio. A reception is planned at 6 pm with a 7 pm show. The event is free. Donations for the dance troupe will be accepted. Questions? Contact Amanda Vargas, Lourdes LatinX Student Union President at Amanda.Vargas@mymail.lourdes.edu or Elaina Hernandez…

Veterans Day Celebration

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lourdes University offers a Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, November 11 at 4 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The featured speaker is Chaplain Maj Michael Dandurand, 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, at Toledo Express Airport. The event is free and open to the public. Chaplain Maj Michael Dandurand Chaplain Maj Michael Dandurand is a Chaplain at the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, located at Toledo Express Airport, Swanton, Ohio. The 180th…

Little Shop of Horrors

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm

The Lourdes University Music Department presents the musical Little Shop of Horrors on November 12, 13 and 14 at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. The musical is directed by Betsy Bellavia. Show times: Friday, November 12 at 7:30 pm Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 pm Sunday, November 14 at 2:30 pm For more information, visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/56760 or email ebellavia@lourdes.edu.

Little Shop of Horrors

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on November 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm

The Lourdes University Music Department presents the musical Little Shop of Horrors on November 12, 13 and 14 at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. The musical is directed by Betsy Bellavia. Show times: Friday, November 12 at 7:30 pm Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 pm Sunday, November 14 at 2:30 pm For more information, visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/56760 or email ebellavia@lourdes.edu.

Little Shop of Horrors

November 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on November 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm

The Lourdes University Music Department presents the musical Little Shop of Horrors on November 12, 13 and 14 at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. The musical is directed by Betsy Bellavia. Show times: Friday, November 12 at 7:30 pm Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 pm Sunday, November 14 at 2:30 pm For more information, visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/56760 or email ebellavia@lourdes.edu.

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School Is In Session: Diversifying the Educator Workforce Panel

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Lourdes University Division of Education is pleased to offer School Is In Session: Diversifying the Educator Workforce on Monday, November 15 from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. The event is free and open to the public and includes light hors d'oeuvres and beverage. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED RSVP/Register Now https://donate.lourdes.edu/s/1937/bp21/interior.aspx?sid=1937&pgid=576&gid=2&cid=1504&ecid=1504&post_id=0 Every year the student population increases in diversity while the overall teacher workforce pipeline decreases. This trend drastically exasperates the disparity gap of diverse…

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