Royal Bank Theatre, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Royal Bank Theatre is the smaller performing
space in The Living Arts Centre, which opened its doors to the public
in 1997. The Centre is home to various performance and visual arts
facility for the community of Mississauga. Hammerson
Hall, rehearsal spaces, a cinema theater, and complete backstage
facilities support touring and local performance groups, while a
separate wing of the building contains visual and sculptural arts,
broadcasting, and photography workshops and studios for community
Royal Bank accommodates up to 400 patrons and
can be adapted to multiple uses. As a performance space, the theater
can be set up with traditional style seating, as a theater "in-the-round",
or for cabaret type performances. Seating can also be configured
to suit a seminar or lecture. When the theater seats are retracted,
the room provides a dramatic and intimate events setting for social
functions, such as banquets or weddings. With state-of-the-art lighting
and sound, this venue has the ability to create the perfect atmosphere
for any event.
The Centre serves as a home to dozens of amateur
and professional arts organizations as well as community theater.
Centre programming includes a range of performances, workshops,
camps, and courses.
Artec provided Design and Planning services covering
Phase services, Auditorium
Performance Equipment Systems Design and Background Noise
and Vibration Control consulting for the Centre. The architect
for the Living
Arts Centre was Zeidler Partnership Architects, Toronto.