Fredericton, NB (September 23, 2013) – The public is invited to a special public consultation on October 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Fredericton Convention Centre to discuss the future of performing arts facilities in the city.
September 27, 2013
In January 2013, Fredericton City Council received a technical report on the condition of the Fredericton Playhouse and options for its long-term future. In the report, it was identified that although the Playhouse is being well maintained, it is deemed to be in fair to poor condition and is at the end of its useful life. An option to replace the facility was reported to be more financially and functionally feasible than extending the facility’s life with a major refurbishment.
In June, the City of Fredericton and Fredericton Playhouse Inc., the non-profit organization charged with managing and developing the facility, jointly embarked on a study to examine the long-term needs of the community with respect to performing arts facilities. The study examines the feasibility of replacing the Playhouse with a new performing arts centre that would better meet the needs of audiences and the arts community, also serving the broader goals of the community and region.
Webb Management Services Inc, a firm specializing in cultural infrastructure projects of this nature and retained to conduct the study work, will give a presentation and lead a lively group discussion to further examine the needs and aspirations of the community.
The public is invited to participate by learning about what options are available to Fredericton and to express their opinions through active dialogue.
Tim S. Yerxa
686 Queen Street
t: 506.459.6203 | f: 506. 459.6206