Last month, Lake Dillon Theatre Company opened both their summer season and a brand new performing arts center. Covered by both the Summit Daily and The Know, the new performance space is the result of a partnership between LDTC and the town of Silverthorne, CO. The partnership began in 2013 when the town realized that the theatre’s need to expand meshed perfectly with the town council’s goal of developing a thriving downtown. Now, the $9 million Silverthorne Performing Arts Center is up and running, featuring three new performance spaces.
Up until now, they’ve had to do it in a space with a maximum 70 seats in a building not even remotely designed to be a theater. (Actors used to have to run to the gas station next door to use the bathroom.) Now, they have a new, 16,000-square-foot facility boasting two main performance spaces: the Flex black-box theater, with seating capacity up to 160, and a 70-seat Studio theater…
“Our wish list wasn’t this grand,” said Blanchard. “We really just wanted a larger venue with things like more bathrooms, running water at the bar, adequate dressing rooms — the basics.” -Alex Miller, The Know
Congratulations to LDTC on this exciting new development! To read more about the partnership, visit The Know’s website, and to check out videos and photos of the space itself, read the article at the Summit Daily.
Photo by Bill Linfield.