Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is a premier venue providing the community with unprecedented access to arts and entertainment, and a unique destination for weddings and corporate gatherings. Named for a woman with a classic style and an affinity for her community, this vital amenity is the cornerstone of the Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
A former Masonic Temple renovated and expanded in 2013, THELMA is partly inspired by three design periods experienced during the building’s story which began in 1906. The lower level, Café 1906, is a cozy and warm gathering spot for wine or coffee. The first floor, The Gatsby Ballroom, has a splash of Art Deco design guaranteed to lift all spirits and take you to another era while the top floor, The Great Hall, is reminiscent of old Hollywood glamor. The new and contemporary two-level art gallery gives a nod to an exciting future and is the perfect backdrop for high-profile art exhibits.
THELMA is an impressive feature in the heart of the city’s downtown with majestic pillars, a grand staircase, and the perfect blend of the historic and the modern. You will want to visit again and again whether it’s relaxing on the spacious outdoor plaza, watching a film or listening to an intimate concert in The Great Hall or a major concert in the street.