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.

Upcoming Events

Loading Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Events Search

List of Events

Social Security Educational Workshop

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wright Financial Group, LLC offers a free Social Security Educational Workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Hosted by local retirement specialist David Wright, the educational event covers the basics of Social Security and reveals the latest strategies for maximizing your benefits. For more information or to RSVP, email Ana Wright at anawright@soundincomestrategies.com or call 419-885-0957.

Social Security Educational Workshop

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wright Financial Group, LLC offers a free Social Security Educational Workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Hosted by local retirement specialist David Wright, the educational event covers the basics of Social Security and reveals the latest strategies for maximizing your benefits. For more information or to RSVP, email Ana Wright at anawright@soundincomestrategies.com or call 419-885-0957.

Bridging the Gender Divide: Christian Perspectives

Bridging the Gender Divide: Christian Perspectives

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Sylvania Franciscan Village presents “Bridging the Gender Divide: Christian Perspectives” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Father Jim Bacik will offer an examination of the history of sexism in the United States, the current “Me Too” movement and the role religion plays in gender relationships. Tickets are $10 reserved and $15 at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Laurie Bertke at lbertke@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3515. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org  

Lifelong Learning program presents its Fall Kickoff – “Arrrrghhhhh: A History of Piracy on the Great Lakes

Fall Kickoff: Lifelong Learning: Arrrrghhhhh: A History of Piracy on the Great Lakes

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program presents its Fall Kickoff – “Arrrrghhhhh: A History of Piracy on the Great Lakes” at 11 a.m. with Christopher Gillcrist, Executive Director of the National Museum of the Great Lakes. Mr. Gillcrist will lead individuals on a historical and cultural re-examination of piracy and its implications for understanding Great Lakes history. No parrots or peg legs, but a healthy dose of thievery, mutiny and other unsavory tales that illustrate why Hollywood should reinvent Jack…

Academic Convocation

Academic Convocation

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Lourdes University Academic Convocation begins at 2 p.m. This marks the official start of the 2018-2019 academic year. New students and their families join Lourdes faculty and staff for this annual event. This event is part of New Student Orientation weekend from Thursday, August 23 to Sunday, August 26.

+ Export Events