Renewal And Renovation In Ottawa

The National Arts Centre in Ottawa today will kick off a major renovation project for its 900-seat theatre, which plays host to a variety of dance and theatrical productions. The venue has often been overlooked in the NAC’s larger plans, because the centerpiece of the complex, the NAC Orchestra, performs in the larger Southam Hall. The renovation is expected to cost CAN$3 million, $2 million of which must still be raised from patrons and donors, and the project will be completed by 2006.