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Construction has started on the new Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador building in Cow Head.
The new performance arts complex being built in Cow Head for Theatre Newfoundland Labrador’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival has received $750,000 in federal government funding and $500,000 more in provincial government funding.
The federal government has now contributed more than $5 million to the $9.5-million project, while the province has provided $1 million.
Pictured here speaking at Friday’s press conference are Katrina Basha, TNL’s chairperson; Gudie Hutchings, the Liberal Commons member for Long Range Mountains; Gaylene Buckle, TNL’s general manager; and Premier Dwight Ball.
Also shown is the current progress of the new theatre building, as of Friday. While it had been hoped to have the new entre open in time for early in the coming theatre season, Basha said it will now likely be later in the season, if it is ready at all before the 2019 theatre season ends.
The Set the Stage campaign committee struck to raise the rest of the funding is on pace to achieve its goals, added Basha.