RIMOUSKI, QUE. — The federal government has announced funding of $2.9 million for the renovation and expansion of the Theatre du Bic in Rimouski, Que.
The theatre is the permanent residence of Theatre les gens de bas, the only permanent professional theatre on the south shore east of Quebec City. For more than 30 years, the company has welcomed 10,000 spectators, two or three professional theatrical productions and other productions annually.
The funding will be provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and will improve accessibility and safety at the facility, stated a June 18 release.
“We are all aware of the severe impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the performing arts,” said Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault. “At the Bas-Saint-Laurent’s Theatre du Bic, spectators will once again be able to enjoy these talents in a venue that will provide the best possible performance conditions.”