On July 14, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo voted to invest $10 million dollars on an expansion plan for Keyano Theatre that includes a balcony, over 600 new seats, an art gallery and a brand new lobby area.
In October, Keyano College requested $40 million for the theatre, but were not approved for funding for the full amount.Therese Greenwood, Keyano’s vice president external relations, said finding the remaining $30 million in funding is a part of the project’s planning process, and a capital campaign is in the works.
Construction should begin in Fall 2016.
Click here to read the news article in Fort McMurray today.
Click here to read a blog post by Russell Thomas about the importance of Keyano Theatre to his artistic practice.