The New Brunswick government and the City of Moncton are investing in the second phase of renovations to the Aberdeen Cultural Centre, one of the most important cultural facilities in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada.
The provincial government and Moncton each will invest $95,000.
The $430,000 project involves structural improvements to the centre’s three entrances; as well as complete renovations to its theatre, including specialized equipment such as sound and lighting.
“Our investment will help grow the economic and cultural impact of the centre in Greater Moncton and throughout our region,” New Brunswick Premier David Alward said in a statement.
The centreis home to some 20 organizations active in arts, culture and education. The building that now houses the centre was constructed in 1897, destroyed by fire in 1914 and reconstructed in 1916.
“The renovation and refurbishment of our theatre will enable the centre to meet a growing demand from young artists and will provide an exceptional space for the presentation of local and outside artistic creations,” René Légère, executive director of the centre, said in a statement.