News Release

REF NO.: 198

SUBJECT: PSA: Public consultations on future of Reid Theatre

DATE: July 18, 2014

Memorial University is poised to make recommendations on the future of the Reid Theatre and is asking for community feedback at two public consultations scheduled for July 22-23.

The Reid Theatre opened in 1961 in the Arts and Administration building.  Over the course of its history, the theatre hosted a diverse range of performances and events, including local theatre, music and drama festivals, film screenings, artistic celebrations and awards presentations, orchestra and opera workshops, and cultural galas. It was closed in 2012 due to health and safety concerns.

Following the consultations the committee will report on the design, budget and specifications of a new and improved Reid Theatre, which will become, once again, a valuable cultural resource for the people of St. John’s and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Consultations will take place Tuesday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. at The Rocket Room, 272 Water St., and on Wednesday, July 23, at 3 p.m. in room 1046 of the Arts and Administration Building on the St. John’s campus. 

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