The Depot Theatre has launched a capital campaign to upgrade audience seating in its historic 1876 train station theatre.
The new seats, upholstered with 100% recycled fabric, will replace the existing 60+ year-old seats which are difficult to maintain and for which replacement parts are obsolete. Dedicated wheelchair accessible seats with companion seating are part of the upgrade, as well as LED aisle lighting. Additionally, new commercial grade tile carpeting will be installed throughout the seating area. Plans are underway to install the new seats by the opening of the 2017 summer season.
The Depot Theatre, located in Westport on Lake Champlain, is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing professional theatrical arts in the Adirondacks.
The launch of the campaign is an important requirement to the recently awarded matching gift grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Charles R. Wood Foundation to improve infrastructure which will enhance the patron and artist experience.
Each new seat can be sponsored by contributing $500 per seat, which includes a personalized name plate on the seat, as well as choice of seat (on a first come, first serve basis).
Recognition on Front Row seats has been especially reserved for donors wishing to contribute $1,000+ per seat.
All contributions of $250+ will provide recognition to the campaign on permanent display, and all contributors will be recognized in the theatre’s programs for the coming 3 years.
The campaign has began, and donors are already making contributions and choosing seats with their names on them. Further information, direct online contributions, and the latest about the 2016 season, can be found on the theatre’s webpage.