New theatre still on horizon for Penticton

The Penticton & District Performing Arts Facilities Society has erected a new set of signs at the former Nanaimo Hall location, reaffirming both the commitment of the society to develop a performing arts centre and its planned location.

Supporters of the Performing Arts Centre project

The Penticton & District Performing Arts Facilities Society has erected a new set of signs at the former Nanaimo Hall location, reaffirming both the commitment of the society to develop a performing arts centre and its planned location.

This strategic site was acquired by the city to create and preserve future opportunities for the development of a cultural corridor and is compatible with the cultural-tourism plan, which, along with the construction of the performing arts facility, has been identified as a desirable way to support and encourage the arts in Penticton.

According to the society, “development of a cultural corridor, extending from the proposed South Okanagan Performing Arts Centre to the Penticton Art Gallery, would enliven the city core and enrich the cultural life of the South Okanagan.”

While the design of the facility is complete, including a 750-seat theatre with a full orchestra pit as well as a smaller studio theatre, raising funds to accomplish the goal is difficult. However, the society feels that there are signs of renewed economic vitality and growth on the horizon.

“We are optimistic that it will be appropriate to kick our fundraising efforts into high gear in the near future,” according to a release issued by the society.

 

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