Joy Burch is putting out word on plans for Belconnen’s Theatre:
“The first stage of the redevelopments of the Belconnen Arts Centre created a spectacular centre that is a great resource for the arts community,” Ms Burch said.
“We are now ready to begin sketching out ideas for the second stage of this major project – an adaptable performance space that could include seating for up to 200 – 400 people, workshop spaces, a cafe and community kitchen and outdoor performance space.”
Ms Burch said following an open tender Cox Architecture has been engaged to work on the designs for the second stage.
The ideas for the second stage will be guided by a feasibility study that examined what the needs would be for the Belconnen Arts Centre into the future.
The 2012-13 ACT Budget allocated $300,000 for the feasibility and forward design of the second stage of the Belconnen Arts Centre development.
Cox Architecture has an extensive history of working on major projects spanning different fields. Within the cultural sphere the company’s work has included the Bangarra Performing Arts Centre in Sydney, Fremantle’s John Curtin Performing Arts Centre and the Lyric Theatre in Sydney.