Niagara Gazette — “We could build it tomorrow if we had the funding,” Pritchard said. “We can enhance our patrons’ experience and a higher variety of shows.”
The black box theater is one of the more exciting features of the planned space, Pritchard said, which will add a smaller performance area for about 100 people as well as the possibility of holding two shows simultaneously.
“So many local groups are looking to draw people and many of the national touring shows require bigger dressing rooms and showers,” he said, of the benefits of the black box theatre for local acts. “We do want to have a major impact on the community. There will be a brick exterior and a big open glass entranceway. All of that is still subject to approval, but the fact that we’re really able to start showing the project is an exciting thing.”