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Renovations on the Solvang Festival Theater could start out in September

By Karen Garcia

Solvang Theaterfest has ideas to update seating, lighting, and audio at the Solvang Pageant Theater in time for a shorter 2022 period.

The restoration includes new lights poles, a remodeled ticket booth, a sound/lights booth, new stairways and ADA obtain, and a increased audio wall. 

Solvang Pageant Theater established to up grade its lighting, audio and ticket booth, and boost the peak of its audio wall to hold guests heat.
Impression COURTESY OF THE SOLVANG Planning Fee

According to a team report introduced at the Feb. 1 Solvang Planning Fee meeting, the advantage of the job is the greater likely for Solvang Theaterfest, the nonprofit which operates the theater, to encourage visits to the group and present products and services for travellers. 

During the meeting, Solvang Theaterfest board chair Chris Nielsen said design on the theater would get started the next week of September. 

“Our desire is that it would complete in time so that the [Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA)] could occur in for 2022 in July and have an abbreviated period. Typically their year runs from late May till early September,” Nielsen claimed. 

The board is self-confident that the 10-thirty day period building period will be accomplished in time for no matter what functions are probable up coming summer months alongside with an abbreviated PCPA season, he explained. 

In a Feb. 12 Fb put up, the Solvang Competition Theater said that the facility has been liked by the group and guests for 5 decades but is in need to have of repairs in buy to sustain its legacy as a cultural and local community anchor for many years to appear. 

“The venture will reinforce and modernize the theater, tackle aging infrastructure, boost accessibility, complex capability, and audience facilities. It consists of a complete alternative of the rear wall, increasing the height by 8 toes with cantilevered panels to aid deflect wind, seize extra heat, and buffer external sound. Acoustically engineered paneling on the new wall will also improve interior sound for viewers and performers,” the put up browse. 

The present-day funds campaign, Visualize! Setting up the Future, has achieved 61 per cent of its $4.7 million objective. 

At the Feb. 1 meeting, Organizing Commissioner Scott Gold explained that he felt the task is acceptable and will be beautiful for vacationers and locals alike.

“It has a large amount of record and provides a great deal of pleasure to a ton of folks,” Gold explained.

With the Planning Commission’s unanimous approval, the project goes to Solvang’s Planning Department for critique in March, and it is topic to assessment by the Branding and Structure Committee before land use and creating permits are issued.