Sunday, November 23, 2008

It starts to become a reality.

As I wrote about a month ago here, my theatre will be moving into a new performance space come this fall. While we are moving forward with certain essentials, such as getting a new hot water heater and venting pipes installed, along with modifications to other utilities-related items, (these need to be done before a Certificate of Occupancy can be granted) the first truly tangible sign that we are here is, in fact a sign!

While only a temporary sign, it is no less an indicator to the community that we have arrived.

It may not look like much now, but come September of next year, you will be amazed at the difference. It will look like this:

We can't wait!


VioletSky said...

An exciting 60th anniversary it will be.

Peter said...

I assume the amount of space will differ significantly from the previous location.

Oh yes, the snow is kind of unusual for me to watch - I often forget how close to Canada you actually are.

Mr. Nighttime said...

VS-Yeah, it will be.

Peter - We're downsizing as far as audience seats are concerned, going from 200 to 120. While this might seem like a huge jump, it actually is a better configuration for us, and if we need to, we can always add on more performances if the demand is there. We usually average between 120-150 per performance anyway, so this is probably a good move for us.

This is going to be offset with a far bigger stage area than we have now, as we will be effectively doubling our performance area. We're going from a traditional proscenium stage to a thrust stage, with the audience sitting on three sides. A final set of blueprints have been just about approved, with some adjustments being made, so we will be ready to go as far as construction is concerned very shortly.

Actually, it is a bit of an unusual November, not so much because of the snow as the low temps. It is bitterly cold here, more like January weather. Then again, we were due for this, as we have not had a November like this for some time, though I suspect that this is a harbinger of things to come for this winter.

VioletSky said...