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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A Hero of Two Nations

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lourdes University Lifelong Learning presents a lecture - A Hero of Two Nations on Friday, June 18 from 10 to 11 am at the Franciscan Center. The event is free to all. Doors open at 9 am so please come early to socialize! Alternatively, you may attend online. For a link to join the lecture via Zoom, please visit www.lourdes.edu/lectures. A Hero of Two Nations A native of Muskegon, Michigan, Joe Beyrle had a typical small town upbringing until World…

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lourdes University Lifelong Learning presents a lecture – The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss on Friday, July 16 from 10 to 11 am at the Franciscan Center. The event is free to all. Doors open at 9 am so please come early to socialize! Alternatively, you may attend online. For a link to join the lecture via Zoom, please visit www.lourdes.edu/lectures. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Located in Theodor Geisel’s hometown, the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum invites virtual…

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