Main Street Theater’s Times Boulevard building is the primary venue for our Equity MainStage productions as well as an important location for classes, productions and camps for our Education Department. Re-purposed by the company over thirty years ago from a former laundry and dry cleaners, the facility on Times Blvd. has numerous drawbacks which we were never able to address, since we did not own the building. Now we’ve put the downpayment on the building, and we are ready to renovate.
The major renovation will include the public restrooms, dressing rooms, a mezzanine rehearsal/classroom space, and a new, higher roof over the entire property, enabling us to eliminate the poles in the middle of the stage and liberate our scenic and lighting designers. The renovation will cost $1,175,000, and our goal is to have the funding in hand by October 1, 2013. This would allow us to begin renovation in January 2014.
Every dollar counts. And there are special recognition opportunities for gifts over $2,500.
Casting the Leads:
Restrooms (2 available)
Stage Control Booth
Seating Sections (2 remaining)
Dressing Rooms (3 available)
Individual Seats (98 available)
Become an Extraordinary Giver
The Extraordinary Givers are donors making early gifts of $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 and $20,000 who will be recognized on a unique wall installation featuring back-lighted glass tiles in the renovated lobby.
On behalf of the students, theater patrons, and the community who will benefit from this project in measureable and immeasurable ways in the years ahead, we deeply appreciate your support of Main Street Theater and this exciting campaign.
The "No Place Like Home" campaign is raising funds to renovate our longtime Rice Village location. MST is also part of the MATCH Midtown arts complex that will eventually replace our Chelsea Market location. For more information on the MATCH, click here.