Last month, we visited construction of the Richmond Triangle Players’ new theater at 1300 Altamont Avenue. Managing Director Phil Crosby took us through the space as they complete construction of the Triangle Players’ Next Stage.
1300 Altamont will be a 4,000 square foot performing arts facility that will accommodate a 90-seat theater, a graceful lobby and a bar area. Its design will be accessible to all.
Since filming, construction has continued at a fast pace. New plumbing has been routed throughout the theater, audience risers have been built, the stage is almost complete, walls are framed and new duct work is winding its way through the building.
From the Richmond Triangle Players:
Inspired by the vision outlined at RTP’s 15th Anniversary Gala in September 2008, a patron offered to acquire a permanent home that the company could afford: 1300 Altamont Avenue in Richmond’s historic Scott’s Addition.
The new facility will be available to the Richmond community for art shows, cabaret performances and private parties. It will be a safe and welcoming gathering place for the GLBT community. Most importantly, this exciting new venture will enhance understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of the unique and irreplaceable role that Richmond Triangle Players plays in the artistic, cultural and social life of the Richmond metro area.
The Richmond Triangle Players still need help. They still need $50,000 to cover the remainder of the construction costs that will make the building operational — new electrical and safety lighting, ADA compliant bathroom facilities, heating & air conditioning, safe entrances and installation of the stage.
Tonight at 5:30 pm across the country, an estimated 700 theaters will participate in an event called The Ghostlight Project. On the eve of the 45th Presidential inauguration, ranging from Broadway to regional academic or community theaters, people will gather to symbolically create light for what they perceive as dark times ahead. Theaters like Virginia [...]