CentreStage Theatre is having a facelift! Here’s an overview of what will happen.
Ground Floor: This floor will remain virtually the same, and will continue to act as the main theatre. The kitchen will be renovated and updated so that it can be used for functions such as dinners and receptions. The lighting will be updated and improved. The washrooms will also be upgraded to become more accessible. Click to View
Top Floor: A secondary theatre will be created in this space. Both the stage and seating will be unfixed to allow for greater flexibility. The washrooms will also be upgraded. Click to View
Entrance: To make our theatre accessible, a brand new entrance will be created on the side of the building. This will allow patrons to enter the theatre on the ground level. The overall effect will be a great improvement on the outside while we still provide the same high quality entertainment on the inside.
What you can see now: The digging has begun! An excavator has dug a trench for the foundation of the new entrance.
New this week: The forms will be stripped and then the retaining wall portion of the foundation will get a coating of bitumen. Structural steel will be installed and we will install drain tile and backfill before that. We hope to have the concrete floor slab poured before the steel goes up. The windows have been ordered and the roof joists will be ordered. So far so good.
REMEMBER: even though renovations are happening, it will not disrupt the regular performances of CentreStage. Drop by often to see the changes!
Funding: It is with thanks to a contribution of $75,000 Human Resource and Skills Development Canada. This is through the Enabling Ability Fund to help build the new accessible entrance for the Theatre. Additional funding was provided by the Government of Nova Scotia through the AccessAbility Fund.