The Hudson Village Theatre, the hub of cultural activities, has just launched a campaign to finance the major expansion of the old train station that was converted into a theatre 17 years ago.
At the annual gala on October 21, the announcement was made.
The plans for the expanded Hudson Village Theatre include expanding the lobby and rehearsal spaces. There will also be space allocated for a kitchen, to accommodate caterers. Washrooms will be updated as well, in addition to several other upgrades, such as with the second floor administrative offices.
No new seats will be added, however. Instead, the building is set to be expanded another 1,500 sq.ft.
This will bring the entire theatre experience under one roof, unlike before where rehearsals were held elsewhere.
The cost of the expansion is in the vicinity of $900,000. The administration will also apply to Heritage Canada for a grant that funds cultural spaces, which could fund up to 50% of the expansion costs. This will follow the feasibility study.