Confed Centre invites public to create legacy and 'Name a Seat'

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Homburg Theatre undergoing extensive renovations this winter

CHARLOTTETOWN - Confederation Centre of the Arts is rejuvenating the historic Homburg Theatre. The now 50-year-old facility will be closed until late April in order to carry out the second of a multi-phase renovation project for the complex as a whole. While the principal theatre will be closed, The Mack, the Art Gallery, Mavor's, The Showcase gift shop, and all arts education programs will remain open for business.

Jessie Inman, chief executive officer of the Confederation Centre of the Arts, sits in one of the original theatre seats in the Homburg Theatre. The theatre is undergoing renovations and new seats will be installed so the old ones are being given away.

Confederation Centre is offering members of the public the opportunity to 'Name a Seat'. Whether it is in tribute to a loved one, or in memory of the many years you and your family have spent delighting in performances of all types, or the wish to create a legacy for your children, recognition is now available in the form of a historic plaque on a new seat in the Homburg Theatre.

"The support of the public is greatly appreciated as we enter this exciting phase of development, and our second half-century as Canada's national memorial to Confederation," says Jessie Inman, CEO. "We look forward to reopening our mainstage theatre this spring and offering our patrons a welcoming Class-A theatre with the very latest in technology, safety, and comfort."

This phase of the $7-million construction project will see two new aisles added to the orchestra level and every chair in the house replaced with more modern seating. New acoustic panels, railings, catwalks, and reconfigured steps will greatly enhance the theatre experience and safety features of this important performance venue.

'Name a Seat' donation levels begin at $1,000 and charitable tax receipts are available for all gifts. For more information, contact Wraychel Horne, foundation director at 628-6137, or whorne@confederationcentre.com.

Organizations: Homburg Theatre

Geographic location: Canada

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