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New Performing Arts Centre

Current Status ​Presented to Finance Committee on February 11, 2013
Next Steps ​Consideration by Finance Committee from May 6-10, 2013

About the Project

This project is the design and construction of a new 950 seat performing arts theatre (multi-use auditorium) and a 240 seat multi-purpose room that has music capability. The building will include approximately 15,000 square feet of common areas including reception space, washrooms, office space, and performer support space.  The recommendation is that the theatre would be located on the edge of Galt Gardens immediately west of the new Community Arts Centre.

The project is supported by two studies commissioned by the City of Lethbridge. The first study, the Lethbridge Performing Arts Centre Study in 2010 by Ferrari Westwood Babits Architects; the second study, an assessment of the LPAC Study by Schick Shiner and Associates.

In May 2010, the Lethbridge Performing Arts Centre Study (LPAC) identified a need in Lethbridge’s performing arts community. It was determined that existing facilities were inadequate for current day performances both in venue design and availability. The study contained a needs assessment and recommendations, a business plan, a building program and a schematic design.

A second study was commissioned to assess the LPAC study resulting in a considerable reduction in the size from 1250 to 950 seats. 


Total Cost (2014-2017) ​$59,950,000