Confederation Centre welcomes Islanders to come ‘take a seat’

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CHARLOTTETOWN – Confederation Centre of the Arts is rejuvenating the historic Homburg Theatre. The now 50-year-old facility will be closed from January through April for the second of a multi-phase renovation.

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.

This phase includes the replacement of all 920 red seats on the orchestra level. New, more comfortable seating, catwalks, and two new aisles will be installed this winter.

Many Islanders have been coming to the centre their entire lives, and hold wonderful memories of dozens of different performances on the main stage.

For one day only, patrons are invited to come take a seat - free of charge - and bring home a piece of Canadian history.

The old seats, which are original to the 1964 building, will be available for pickup from the Centre’s Richmond Street loading dock from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Seats are only available at the above time and no exceptions can be made due to a lack of storage space.

The seats are ‘as is/where is’ and must be picked up in blocks of three, allowing for a set of two seats, with two arms. As well, the base will need to be adapted for use at home or in other facilities.

Visit www.confederationcentre.com/seats for further detail.

There is no cost for a seat, but as a registered non-profit, Confederation Centre welcomes donations. Person-power for moving the seats and transportation, ideally by truck, must be provided.

Contact Joy Gallant at 628-6118 or jgallant@confederationcentre.com noting the quantity of seats and the time of your pickup, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Organizations: Confederation Centre

Geographic location: Richmond Street

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  • don
    December 21, 2013 - 14:11

    good thing they are free as islanders has paid for them at least a 100 times over the years.