Washington Center for the Performing Arts reopens
From The Jolt News:
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, which has gone through a major refurbishing and updating of all theatrical equipment, has finally opened its curtains to the public.
Washington Center’s executive director Jill Barnes gave tours to donors and other members of the public on Saturday, November 12, and then appeared at the Olympia City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 15, to update the council members on the center.
“With tremendous support from Olympia, we were able to complete this $8.8 million campaign this summer,” Barnes told the councilmembers.
The city renovated the exterior of the building in 2014.
The 2014 work “… brought to light that the interior and the backstage equipment needed a bit of updating,” Barnes remarked, “so we began to work on a capital campaign to update all areas of the Washington Center.”
The Washington Center embarked on the interior renovation in the middle of the pandemic – working on the backstage first and completing work in the theatrical space, lobby, and other areas.
One last thing
If you missed the chance to contribute to The Center’s capital campaign, there’s still an opportunity to Sponsor a Seat in the theatre. For $300, your name or the name of someone you want to honor will be engraved on a brass plaque and installed on a right armrest.
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