TROIS-RIVIERES, QUE. — The J.-Antonio-Thompson Theatre in Trois-Rivieres, Que. is getting $36.6 million in funding from three levels of government to renovate and modernize the facility.
The scope of work includes expansion of the reception area, ticket office and foyer; the replacement of approximately 100 seats; the reorganization of the dressing rooms and seats to allow for better viewing; the expansion of the artists’ rooms; the addition of multifunctional rooms for special events; and the repair of the roof, insulation and electrical installations, indicates a release.
The Government of Canada is investing $10 million in the project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Quebec is also investing $10 million through the Cultural Infrastructure Development Assistance Program. The City of Trois-Rivieres will for its part contribute more than $16.6 million to the project.
“This is excellent news for the cultural dynamism of Trois-Rivieres. This work is more than mortar, brick and concrete,” said Jean Boulet, minister of labour, employment and social solidarity and minister responsible for the Mauricie region, in a statement.
“The improvement of this place of diffusion anchored in the region’s identity will ensure that it will be able to continue to play for a long time a beneficial role on the dynamism of our region while confirming its status as a cultural landmark and will continue to be a source of pride for the citizens of Trois-Rivieres.”