Storybook To Have A White Christmas in its New Home
This from the Storybook Theatre newsletter … sorry they had to move, but looking forward to seeing what the new space has to offer.
Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre
375 Bermuda Drive NW Calgary, AB T3K 2J5
The big news for Storybook this summer is our move to our new permanent home at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre. Five years in the making, this move finally addresses the need for a new facility, as we have known for some time that our current building is scheduled for demolition, to make way for condominiums. As of July 1st, we have signed a 15 year lease with the City of Calgary to operate this facility in partnership with Front Row Centre Players.
In addition to having a new home, we are bringing sustainability to some fantastic existing community programs like the Before and After School Program, Beddington Heights Community Association, and numerous other diverse community activities. This partnership between arts and recreational groups is unique to Calgary, and we hope to set an example for the strength of this model, that can be applied to other struggling facilities.
It will take some time to renovate and revitalize, but over the next couple of years we expect to have a far superior facility then we had at the Currie barracks. There is more parking, larger rooms, it’s cleaner, and really easy to get to. It sits directly on the number 3 bus route, and if you are driving, it’s easy to get there from Beddington Trail, Deerfoot Trail, Centre Street North, 14th Street North and Crowchild Trail. If you are skeptical about the drive, we ask you to try it once, and see for yourself. It’s very accessible.
In addition to a new, larger theatre space, we’re creating new rehearsal spaces and other resources to help improve our own programming. For example, the new theatre has air conditioning, which will be welcome to anyone who has sat through a performance on a hot afternoon in the Easterbrook or Pumphouse Theatres. All of our shows for the 2012/13 season will be performed in the new theatre at Beddington Heights.
2012/13 Season Announcement
Speaking of the season, tickets will go on sale September 15th, 2012 and we have some great shows planned for you! Due to the move, we’ve had to shorten our season somewhat this year, and so rather than presenting two separate fall shows, we’re presenting one grand Christmas Musical which will be part of both the Cabaret and Adventure season ticket packages. So each season will include the Christmas show plus two other shows in the Winter and Spring. Detailed season information will be posted and emailed to you in the coming weeks, but for now, here’s a teaser of our first show:
November 23 – December 16, 2012
2012/13 Theatre School – Registration is now open
Registration is now open for FALL, WINTER, SPRING and SUMMER Theatre School sessions, which will now be taking place at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.storybooktheatre.org/theatre-camps