The province will provide $2.5 million in funding to Theatre Network to help support construction of a new facility to replace the original Roxy, destroyed by fire in 2015.
The new facility, to be located on the site of the original theatre, will include three distinct performance spaces and integrated backstage and front-of-house areas. In a nod to the past, the design of the building entry will help recreate the historic character of the Roxy Theatre marquee on 124 Street.
“For almost 80 years the Roxy was one of the stars of the city’s arts community – first as one of Edmonton’s most popular cinemas and then as home to the excitement of live theatre. We are proud to join Theatre Network, the City of Edmonton and the Government of Canada as work begins toward raising the curtain on the next act of the Roxy story.” – Ricardo Miranda, Alberta Minister of Culture and Tourism