2018 Festival Screening Venues
The 2018 Sheridan WYO Film Festival takes place in two of the most beautiful and unique venues in Sheridan. Screening venues include a restored Vaudeville Theater and one of the most spectacular art centers in the region. Learn more about each venue and location below.
The Whitney Center for the Arts is home to live performances, art exhibitions, and the Schools of Music and Art of Sheridan College.
Officially opened in 2016 through a generous contribution from Whitney Benefits, the WCA was conceived to provide Sheridan College with much-needed space for its fine and performing arts programs. Its 422-seat concert hall, the largest in the region, features a changeable proscenium stage, motorized fly system, and a hydraulically convertible orchestra pit.
The WCA is one of the most advanced, innovative art education centers in the United States. Art learning spaces focus on cross-disciplinary opportunities for students studying ceramics, painting and drawing, sculpture, printmaking and digital media. Two gallery spaces showcase work from students, faculty and traveling shows from top artists around the world.
The WYO was originally built in 1923 as the Lotus, a vaudeville theater. The theater entertained Sheridan families for nearly 60 years with both live performances and films before closing its doors in 1982. Since reopening in 1989 as a road house, the WYO has brought countless hours of live entertainment, cultural enrichment, and educational opportunities to the greater Sheridan community.