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Calgary, Edmonton Jubilee Auditoriums to receive $9.3M for upgrades

From CBC - March 29, 2018

The province is following through on promises made in last week's budget to invest in upgrades to both the Northern and Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditoriums.

On Wednesday, Premier Rachel Notley announced Alberta will invest $9.3 million in renovations that will include behind-the-scenes improvements for workers and performers, upgrades to freight elevators and orchestra pits, installation of accessible washrooms, and modernizations to rehearsal halls, green rooms and dressing rooms.

"These improvements will help to make the facilities more attractive to larger productions, making Alberta an even more welcome stop in big tours and bringing more variety and bigger shows to our province.

The theatres were built by the province in the mid-1950sas part of Alberta's 50th anniversary celebrations.

They were last updated in 2004 for the centennial in 2005, and improvements at that time were focused on improving the audience experience, with upgrades to acoustics, seating and climate control.

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