Premier Dwight Ball announced $500,000 to support Theatre Newfoundland Labrador in the construction of a new multi-functional theatre complex in Cow Head.
Premier Ball was joined by MP Gudie Hutchings, who announced a total of $3.7 million in Government of Canada funding towards this project. Of this total, $2 million is being provided through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Innovative Communities Fund and $1.7 million is provided by Canadian Heritage.
The Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada are investing a total of $4.2 million towards Theatre Newfoundland Labrador’s new 2,000 square metre theatre complex will include a 178-seat venue for the Gros Morne Theatre Festival dinner theatre and musical productions. The new complex will include a performance stage and house seating, rehearsal and studio performance space, dressing rooms, a full kitchen and bar service area, a fabrication shop, a wardrobe workshop, wardrobe storage space, offices, as well as a box office and lobby areas.