The Lyceum Theatres To Begin $3 Million Renovation
Remodel to include several additions to lobby and concession areas, restrooms and Lyceum Stage theatre
REVISED FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL – SAN DIEGO – Jan. XX, 2016 – The Lyceum Theatres, home to San Diego REPertory Theatre, will receive a $3 million upgrade of its public spaces, including the lobby and concession areas, restrooms and Lyceum Stage. Renovations are funded by Horton Plaza Theatres Foundation and The City of San Diego. The project’s general contractor is Soltek Pacific Construction, one of San Diego County’s largest building contractors, and the construction is being managed by Eric Jackson of Harris & Associates. The remodel will occur in stages and will take about a year to complete.
Although there will be major changes in the layout of the lobby during construction, San Diego REP and the Lyceum Theatres will continue to be fully operating and producing award-winning theatre. Patrons will be able to access all normal amenities of The Lyceum Theatre complex. Ample free parking will still be available in the Horton Plaza parking garage. The box office, elevators, restrooms and concession areas will be easily accessible unless otherwise noted.
Since opening in 1986, The Lyceum Theatre has not had renovations of this scale. The remodel will transform the space to a more modern, open concept, allowing the venue to be “The Cultural Town Hall of Downtown San Diego” for the 21st century.
“We are excited to help create a new physical space worthy of the art it contains,” says Larry Alldredge, managing director, San Diego REPertory Theatre. “The renovation will transform the theatre into a destination that engages people to create art and community.”
Renovations began in early January 2016 and include:
· New lobby area to feature raised ceilings, natural and modern lighting, projection for lobby events, and a new architectural centerpiece stairwell;
· Stylish, new concession areas;
· Renovated restrooms with wood and glass finishes throughout; and
· Completely redone floors and aisles in the Lyceum Stage seating area with new carpet, polished floors, and aisle lighting.
San Diego REP’s House Management staff will keep patrons updated on renovation activities with signage posted in and around the facility, and via e-mail to maintain venue experience.
About San Diego REPertory Theatre
San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) produces intimate, exotic, provocative theatre. Founded in 1976, San Diego REPertory Theatre is downtown San Diego’s resident theatre, promoting a more inclusive community through work that nourishes progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region. The company produces and hosts over 300 events and performances year-round on its three stages at the Lyceum Theatre. Since moving to the Lyceum, The REP has produced 46 main stage productions by Latino playwrights, and more than 40 world premieres. The company has received more than 200 awards for artistic excellence from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, Patté Theatre Awards, NAACP, Backstage West, Dramalogue and StageSceneLA. In 2005, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented The REP with the Craig Noel Award “For 30 Years of Artistic Dedication to Downtown and Diversity.” San Diego REPertory Theatre feeds the curious soul. To learn more about San Diego REPertory Theatre, to purchase tickets, or make a donation, visit www.sdrep.org. Join us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/sandiegorep) and follow us on Twitter (@SanDiegoREP).
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