RENOVATION OF THE
CLAYOQUOT SOUND THEATRE 2023
The Clayoquot Sound Theatre will soon turn 40 years old and is about to undergo some very exciting renovations that will transform it into an artistic hub, able to host a wider variety of professional performances and community activities! In about a year from now, the whole space will be completely revamped to become a more flexible, healthier, accessible and kid-safe facility! Much of the theatre’s old wood structures will be gutted and windows will be added —making the building a much brighter, more welcoming, healthier space. It will also become wheelchair accessible, making it possible for people with reduced mobility to sit in the front row or to perform. Other planned features include state-of-the-art retractable risers that expand the possible audience size with a standing crowd, and a sprung floor that is ideal for dance performances and rehearsals.
Of course, necessary renovations of this calibre are not inexpensive. While significant government grants are available (we have already applied for and received a $75,000 grant from the BC Arts Council!) we must fundraise $300,000 to cover half of the estimated renovation costs before we can qualify for an additional, larger grant. You can show your support for this amazing project and help our fundraising effort by sponsoring one of the theatre’s new new seats or a complete row! In addition, personal, tax-deductible donations of any amount to support the Clayoquot Sound Theatre can be made via the Tofino Community Enrichment Society who will issue a charitable receipt and pass all raised funds directly to the theatre. So far, we have fundraised $250,000.
More info about the renovation project in this DOCUMENT.
Together, let’s give our beloved theatre the rejuvenation it needs to enhance the performing arts in our community!
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The CSCTA wants to say a great thank you to Scott Windsor, a senior theatre consultant from Ontario, who has helped us greatly with the plans of the new Theatre. He has spend countless hours with Sophie planning and designing this new artistic hub.