DRUMHELLER, ALTA. — The Government of Alberta has announced a combined investment of $2.57 million to renovate the Badlands Amphitheatre, the largest outdoor stage in Canada.
The province is investing $1.95 million into the renovations in addition to $625,000 from Travel Alberta, reads a news release.
The first phase of the project will consist of replacing 1,400 seats in the lower amphitheatre. Phase two will replace 1,100 seats in the upper theatre and see the construction of a new grandstand with shade cover and washrooms.
The Canadian Badlands Passion Play Society has also nearly completed the construction of a new 8,000-square-foot Badlands Arts Centre and Studio.
“The Badlands Amphitheatre is a staple of Alberta’s arts scene, providing Albertans the opportunity to experience the arts in a unique way,” said Tanya Fir, minister of arts, culture and status of women, in the release.
“We will continue to find ways to ensure Alberta remains a first-class destination for arts and culture connoisseurs.”