Have you heard the exciting news? The first of three phases of renovations at Stage West began in late January 2020. When complete, we will have a flexible black box theatre capable of seating just over 200 to complement our existing Jerry Russell Theatre. We’ll also have an enclosed rehearsal hall which will double as a small performance space for readings and up-and-coming performance groups in the area. These spaces will also continue to serve our growing education department. But wait, there’s more!
We’ll have a new box office and a start on other public areas. You will definitely notice and (we hope) love the changes. Plus, the behind-the-scenes upgrades and renovations will allow us to work better for you. You see, our building originated as a bus garage in the 1930s. Those folks didn’t realize that one day a scrappy theatre troupe would move in and make theatre here. Nor did they plan for necessities like bathrooms backstage or easy access to technical booths! But today, in the 21st century, we can and are making this into a modern, splendid theatre just for you.
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Read more about the project and its impetus in this interview with Executive Producer Dana Schultes and KERA's Jerome Weeks Stage West Goes Big