The first performance of Norm Foster’s Opening Night took place at the Seaway Valley Theatre Company on September 15, 2021. To ring in the beginning of the 2022/23 season, there was a ribbon cutting to commemorate the grand opening of the new theatre location at 30 Sixth Street East.
“When they SVTC was founded in 2006, one of the first goals we set was to acquire a performance venue of our very own. Free from the restrictions, limitations, and costs of other facilities. Fifteen years later that dream came true when this building went up for sale,” said Lise Richer.
“As we continue to renovate and refurbish the building to suit out needs, I’m delighted to announce that the Seaway Valley Theatre Company has recently been given a $148,300 Resilient Communities Fund Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” she continued as the room broke out in applause.
Richer went on to explain that the new grant funding was used to install new house lighting on both levels of the theatre in July. The grant also funded purchase of a new 24-unit wireless microphone system, purchased in June. These new additions to the theatre will bring improvements to sound and lighting quality for theatregoers to enjoy for years to come.
“Congratulations on your grand opening and on behalf of our city council and city administration… we would like to say thank you for the invitation and we look forward to the opening,” said Mayor Glen Grant, “Good luck on your performance tonight and we will be here whenever you need us.”
The energy in the theatre was great that evening and the cast put on a fantastic first performance. For more information and to purchase tickets to see Opening Night before the final performance on October 2, visit the Seaway Valley Theatre Company website: https://www.svtc.ca/.