Will the Playhouse be open during construction?
Closures will be minimized with a phased approach and temporary services, partnerships and assistance for existing user groups.
Construction of the new live performance centre will be planned to reduce service interruptions to the community. This is a major concern of user groups and the public. Every effort will be made to minimize the impact of closures.
A phased approach to construction could allow for the 300-seat studio theatre to be built and opened first. Phase 2 would see the Playhouse demolished and the remainder of the facility – including the 850-seat theatre – built.
When it is closed, the Playhouse will extend its programming to other community venues, provide services to existing user groups who choose other venues, and help user groups find suitable alternatives.