Archive for December 8th, 2009

New Belfast Arts Venue

8th December 2009 by Maura McHugh

The Stage reports that construction has begun on Belfast’s new £17.5 million city-centre arts venue.

When complete, the six-storey complex will become the new home for the Old Museum Arts Centre and house two black-box performance spaces seating 150 and 350, workshop rooms, rehearsal and dance studios, an art gallery and retail unit.

The development is the latest capital project in a decade-long investment in new infrastructure venues in Northern Ireland, including a new home for the region’s only repertory company, the Lyric Theatre, and major refurbishments of Belfast’s Crescent Arts Centre and the Playhouse Theatre in Derry.