The federal government today announced funding of $499,978 for upgrades to the Neptune Theatre in Halifax.
The announcement was made Wednesday morning by area MP Andy Fillmore on belalf of Canada’s Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly.
The investment will be used by the Neptune Theatre Foundation to carry out technical and general enhancements to the theatre’s main stage, as well as improvements in customer service. Some of the main upgrades will include modernizing the stage area, upgrading the box office capacity, and installing a new heating and ventilation system.
The support is provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
“I am delighted that our government is supporting upgrades to the Neptune Theatre, which has been a significant feature of Halifax’s cultural infrastructure since the early 1960s,” Fillmore said in a statement.
“This well-loved theatre offers Nova Scotians and visitors a variety of professional theatre presentations, while contributing to local economic activity.”
The Neptune Theatre staged its first show in Halifax in 1963.