If you’ve been down Canon Perdido Street in the past two weeks, you’ve seen that the theatre’s renovation is well under way. Here’s a quick introduction to some of the key players behind-the-scenes of the Encore: Lobero project:
Visit LovetheLobero.com for more details about the campaign, and keep coming back for more fun photos and videos of our Preservation in Progress!
Preservation Work Begins and the Lobero Theatre Foundation Thanks Donors, Volunteers and the Community
The Lobero Theatre Foundation is thrilled to announce that Encore: Loberopreservation work has begun at the Lobero Theatre. After two and a half years of fundraising, planning, expert review and permitting, the beloved Lobero theatre will now get some needed TLC.
“The Lobero owes a debt of gratitude to so many. To our very generous patrons and the people who faithfully attend Lobero shows. And to our staff and Board of Directors who serve with compassion and an inspiring sense of responsibility. And also to the historical, architectural, engineering, and planning experts who helped us preserve historic and architectural integrity while enhancing performance and audience comfort aspects so the theater remains viable. We extend our heartfelt thanks.”
– Lobero Theatre Foundation Board President Jeff DeVine
During the week of June 3, the Encore: Lobero preservation work officially kicks off with the removal of original entry bricks, which will be stored, protected and then reused on the reconstructed entry way. The scope of work over the next six months includes new seats, ceiling preservation, interior painting, improved air flow, expanded restrooms, ADA compliance upgrades and other elements to make the theatre viable for live performances for many years to come.
You may have noticed some wear-and-tear throughout the building. This theatre has been well-loved, and well-used for 89 years.
The Lobero Theatre is ready for a second act, with the heavy lifting beginning on June 3. We’re going to replace the seats in the auditorium, upgrade heating and air conditioning systems, nearly double the size of both restrooms and bring the theatre up to meet modern accessibility codes with a safe and welcoming entrance. More at LovetheLobero.com.
While the Box Office will be closed, the Lobero Theatre Foundation is happy to answer any questions by calling 805-966-4946.
Stay tuned to this blog over the summer, where we’ll be chronicling the construction through photos, and gearing up for our 2013-2014 Encore Season. We’re keeping up with our Facebook and Twitter accounts too, so if you haven’t already please “Like” us and “Follow” along. (Pro tip: This is one of our favorite places to give out exclusive pre-sale codes and discounts.)