Renovations at Yorkton’s Anne Portnuff Theatre are in full swing.
The 724 old seats have been removed, and Tonia Vermette, with the Anne Portnuff Revitalization Committee, says another major piece has been completed.
“There was asbestos in the ceiling in the theatre, so all of that had to be removed,” she said. “And the contractors are now working to put new stucco on the ceiling, and the installation of new carpet, lights, sound (system) and curtains will be underway shortly after that, and then seats will be installed in October.”
Completion of the project expected in late October or early November.
Vermette says the Regina Symphony Concert that’s supposed to be held in early October has been rescheduled for December 13th, and another event had to be rescheduled in order to accommodate the renovations, but overall, there has been little disruption to the Arts Council’s programming.
She also says the initial estimate for the project was 300-thousand dollars, but with additions, the final cost has yet to be determined.
The committee did meet its fundraising goal, however, Vermette says that donations are still welcomed, for seat sponsorships and future upkeep of the theatre.