NTC Renewal Project
In September 2019 Newcastle Theatre Company received a received a My Community Project grant from the NSW government of more than $192,000. Our project sponsor was Rotary Club of Newcastle Enterprise.
Our project was entitled Theatre Makeover – Arts and Culture for All.
The funding provides for a major refurbishment of both theatre buildings to enhance their visual appeal and amenity for both creatives and patrons.
This follows work done earlier in the year to remediate fire safety issues which we funded with the kind support of many individual donors, in addition to drawing on reserves.
The project has a number of components:
- New air conditioning system to enhance the comfort of our patrons and members.
- A bold new facade to provide an integrated, contemporary, inviting look. The work will be completed by Kingston Building Australia.
- Laneway refurbishment is the third component of the renewal project. It includes painting, lighting, planter boxes, seating and a new sliding gate.
- A striking mural has been painted in the laneway by member Rhonda Blaxland. Our additional plantings have made the laneway and adjoining terrace a superb area for members and patrons.
If you have any questions about the renewal project please don’t hesitate to contact our office via email.