Main Street Theater (MST)’s Times Boulevard building in Houston’s Rice Village is the primary venue for our Actors’ Equity MainStage productions as well as a much-used location for classes, productions and camps for our Education Department. Turned into a theater by volunteer hands in 1982, the building – which began life as a dry cleaners in the 1940s – is long overdue for structural and aesthetic improvements. Since launching our “No Place Like Home” Capital Campaign we’ve purchased the two parcels of property that constitute our building, cleaned up our façade and installed a new sign, and have designed a thoughtful, appropriate and beautiful renovation that will bring a new level of artistic possibility to MST.
The renovation will include a larger lobby, new public restrooms, dressing rooms, a mezzanine rehearsal/classroom space, and a new, higher roof over the entire property, enabling us to eliminate the structural poles in the middle of the stage and allowing new freedom for our set and lighting designers. Our goal is to have the funding in hand by the start of construction in November 2014.
Every gift, every dollar counts and there are special recognition opportunities for gifts over $2,500!
Casting the Leads:
Stage Manager's Booth
Patron Restrooms (2 available)CLAIMED!
Dressing Rooms (2 available)
Backstage Restrooms (2 available)
Seating Sections (1 remaining) TWO SECTIONS CLAIMED!
Water Fountains (2 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.
As always, thank you for being a part of Main Street Theater and a part of this historic project to ensure that our building is on the strongest footing possible for the future!
Finally, the "No Place Like Home" Capital 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 Theater for Youth productions. For more information on the MATCH, click here.