2023 Season

Fall Arts Fest

Make your plans to attend the Fall Arts & Arches Festival Today!

Join us for a spectacular celebration of creativity and community at the Fall Arts and Arches Festival at The Historic Sidney Theatre! We’re thrilled to bring together artists, artisans, and enthusiasts from all walks of life for two unforgettable days on September 15th and 16th. This festival is our way of giving back to the wonderful Sidney community, showcasing the incredible talent that resides here.

Step inside and immerse yourself in a world of poetry, pottery, captivating art galleries, mesmerizing dance performances, and live music that will move your soul. But the fun doesn’t stop there! We’ve got workshops where you can unlock your own artistic potential. Wander outside, and you’ll discover a vibrant array of artist booths, where you can admire and even take home unique works of art. Savor delicious bites from local food trucks, participate in a collaborative community mural, and enjoy outdoor games that will keep the whole family entertained. Plus, don’t miss exclusive events like The Ross Brother’s documentary screening of “45365,” a Top Gun shadow cast performance, a live sci-fi rock concert, and a thrilling silent disco. Let’s come together, celebrate the arts, and create unforgettable memories at the Fall Arts and Arches Festival – because together, we make our community shine!

The Ross Brothers are an American filmmaking team whose work has brought them renown as some of the most innovative independent filmmakers working today, with a style all their own and constantly evolving – pushing the art of presenting uninhibited portraits of and journeys through places, with all the complicated, humanistic, and lyrical truth that entails. They are the recipients of numerous grants, awards, and accolades, and their work has been featured at museums and festivals throughout the world. In 2023, their body of work was celebrated with a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. They are members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.

Silent Disco

Immerse yourself in a night of rhythmic enchantment at The Historic Sidney Theatre’s Silent Disco, a starlit highlight of the Fall Arts and Arches Festival on September 16th from 9 pm to 12 am. Step into a realm where music becomes personal as you don headphones and unlock a trio of diverse channels pulsating with beats across genres. Dance amidst the historic architecture, all while choosing between your preferred melodies. Whether you groove to timeless classics, sway to contemporary hits, or find solace in mellifluous tunes, this Silent Disco promises an unforgettable nocturnal experience. Join us for a harmonious celebration that transcends sound and time within the heart of history.

Top Gun Back in Action : Shadow Cast

Experience the adrenaline-pumping thrill of “Top Gun” like never before at The Historic Sidney Theatre on September 15th as part of our Fall Arts and Arches Festival. Prepare to be immersed in the action as a dynamic shadow cast brings Maverick, Goose, and the rest of the Top Gun crew to life right before your eyes. Feel the rush of Maverick’s daring maneuvers, the camaraderie of the flight academy, and the intensity of aerial combat as they unfold on stage. This is more than a movie screening; it’s an interactive journey that will have you on the edge of your seat. Don’t miss this unique fusion of cinema and live performance at our atmospheric setting, where the past meets the present for an unforgettable evening of entertainment. Get your tickets now and join us for an evening that will take your breath away!

Planet of The Little Green Men

Journey into a mesmerizing universe of sound and imagination as The Planet of the Little Green Men lands at The Historic Sidney Theatre on September 16th at 8pm. Emerging from the creative cauldron of Loyola University New Orleans in Fall 2021, Ben Heil, Hunter Croft, and Victor Santiago birthed an extraordinary psych rock sensation. Drawing inspiration from musical giants like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Osees, their music weaves sci-fi fantasy, mythical visions, and daring experimentalism into a tapestry of sonic wonder. Brace yourself for an otherworldly performance that defies convention and ignites the senses.