Building Update!

Even though we’ve been a little bit quiet, we have been hard at work behind the scenes planning and prepping our new home for our upcoming renovation.  We officially signed the agreement with the Town of Enfield on April 17th and since then we have contracted with an architect and have begun to map out the plans for our new theater space.  Plans include a much larger stage area, increased seating capacity, more bathrooms and full handicap accessibility.  Working within financial and time constraints (to be able to be open with our first show in November), we have developed a first phase and second phase of renovation.  Drafts of the architect plans will be posted soon!

 

Uncovering the history below...

Jeff, our OHP Facilities Manager, has also been hard at work prepping for the renovation!  Jeff removed a platform that uncovered the beautiful original chancel of the church..


...AND ABOVE...

He also removed the drop ceiling so that the architect and engineer can do measurements.  In the process, he uncovered 20 foot ceilings and beautiful moulding.

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...AND UNDERNEATH...

Another huge undertaking was the cleanout of the basement... 

Many thanks to all our volunteers for their hard work!

 

Our next step is to finalize the architect plans, contract with our builder and get our permits! Thank you to those who have already donated to our building fund and made this progress possible! If you’d like to make a donation, please click here for more info: http://www.operahouseplayers.org/building