Idea #47 - Community Access to Theatres

Provide more community access to our local arts and theatre groups to the wonderful theatre assets we have in New Westminster.

"We have some wonderful theatres in our community, and we need to make sure that our local arts community has the ability to access these spaces." Mary Trentadue, Council Candidate

The City currently owns two local theatres: one at the Anvil Centre and another, the Bernie Legge Theatre, located in Queens Park. We will soon be taking over the ownership of the Massey Theatre. We've heard from the arts community that they would like to have better access to these spaces. The City is currently working on a theatre strategy that will help us to understand the opportunities and challenges regarding access and affordability. We would like to designate an "Experience OUR Arts Week," in which we make City theatres available for community and professional performance opportunities. We’re fortunate to have these great venues in our city, and we need to ensure that we are maximizing the community and arts benefits they bring.