Massey Theatre gets a $150,000 lighting upgrade

Massey Theatre is ready to shine a little brighter.

The 1,260-seat theatre has just undergone a recent lighting upgrade, made possible thanks to federal and provincial funding.

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A press release notes that, in 2018, the theatre secured funding from the federal Canada Cultural Spaces Fund to modernize the lighting equipment in the theatre, augmenting and replacing its conventional lights with adjustable, energy-efficient LED lighting, moving lights and technologically advanced power and controls infrastructure.

Combined with money from the B.C. government’s provincial gaming funds and its own fundraising, the Massey Theatre Society was able to move ahead on the $150,000 project.

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An open house, with a demonstration, is being planned to reintroduce the venue to producers, designers, community presenters and the local theatre workforce so they have a chance to observe the capabilities of the systems and fixtures first-hand.

It’s all part of the theatre society’s ongoing mission to renew the 70-year-old theatre as it continues “towards an exciting future of cultural activity, artistic development and amenity improvements,” the release says.

The theatre was built in 1949 and remains the largest proscenium theatre in the region outside of Vancouver. See for more on the theatre and all its events.

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