DENVER (CBS4) – The Space Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is getting a complete renovation. So far, crews have completely gutted the smaller, in-the-round space.
“We are recreating the booths that we operate the lights, the projection, the scenery. We’ll have places where we can do projections without the projection being within the hearing of the audience, or right on top of them,” said Kent Thompson, Artistic Director at DCPA.
This total renovation project with cost $10 million and improve sightlines and audience access. It will also add new state of the art theatrical technology.
“The other thing that I’m really excited about is that we still have the five entrances. We still can bring things in and people in, but we’ll also have additional opportunities, safer opportunities, and more up-to-date opportunities to use all the traps underneath the stage and bring things up that way,” Thompson told CBS4.
The space is about 10 months away from completion, and should offer a new theatre experience to Denver theatre-goers.
“We’re actually taking the seating capacity of this theatre down, by 50 to 130 seats depending on the configuration of the theatre itself. So it will provide for a more intimate audience experience,” said Clay Courter, Vice President of Facilities Management at DCPA.