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story.lead_photo.caption Liv Paggiarino/News TribuneStained Glass Theatre currently sits on the corner of High and Chestnut streets.

Officials with Stained Glass Theatre announced this month their intention to be in a new home by this time next year.

To get there will require money, and a fundraising campaign has begun.

"We have a great location right now (830 E. High St.), but it's time to find a permanent home with a little better facilities," theater President Mark Howard said. "We're really looking to improve our parking area and dressing room space."

The current lease at the High Street location ends on March 31 next year. Howard said they've been at the East High location since the early 2000s, and the funds they collect during this campaign may dictate what they can relocate.

Their capital campaign looks to raise $30,000 or more by December to begin the process of finding a new theater.

"We're looking for more flat parking," Howard said. "Many of our constituents are older and have trouble getting around. Much of our current parking is located on a steep hill."

Stained Glass puts on nine productions a year with six to nine shows of each production. They also do a summer camp for young people.

"We're a little different having a Christian perspective in our productions, but we love performing here in Jefferson City," Howard said. "The initial step of $30,000 by December seems like a lot of money, but we have to start somewhere. We have had some churches that have already stepped up as well as individuals. It's small, but we're making progress. We'll see what the Lord provides."

Those willing to donate to the campaign or who might know of a building that would fit their needs, can call 573-634-5313 or go to for more information about the theater.

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