Iconic Guthrie theatre suffers a number of woes

Because the pandemic is hitting leisure venues internationally, one metro theatre can’t appear to catch a break. A lightning strike added to the Pollard Theatre’s woes. After greater than a 12 months with out turning the lights on due to COVID-19, the Guthrie theatre was buzzing with pleasure final month. However one other setback would as soon as once more shut the theatre. “Thirty minutes earlier than present, our constructing was hit by lightning once more, and this time it prompted some fairly in depth harm,” Government Director Kara Luther-Chapman mentioned. This led the theatre to cancel productions till November. “In the midst of that time-frame of rehearsing, getting that lighting gear, getting the sound gear – in the end, we had come to the conclusion that it was simply, wasn’t attainable with so few folks within the constructing,” she mentioned. Within the meantime, the theatre shall be working to repair a number of points within the constructing, which was in-built 1901. “Now we have water leaking down the again of the stage onto the again wall, and our HVAC system went out,” she mentioned. With the doorways closed for thus lengthy, “We’re gonna need to roll up our sleeves and lift some severe funds to make sure that our infrastructural stability goes to final one other 30 years,” she mentioned.

Because the pandemic is hitting leisure venues internationally, one metro theatre can’t appear to catch a break.

A lightning strike added to the Pollard Theatre’s woes.

After greater than a 12 months with out turning the lights on due to COVID-19, the Guthrie theatre was buzzing with pleasure final month. However one other setback would as soon as once more shut the theatre.

“Thirty minutes earlier than present, our constructing was hit by lightning once more, and this time it prompted some fairly in depth harm,” Government Director Kara Luther-Chapman mentioned.

This led the theatre to cancel productions till November.

“In the midst of that time-frame of rehearsing, getting that lighting gear, getting the sound gear – in the end, we had come to the conclusion that it was simply, wasn’t attainable with so few folks within the constructing,” she mentioned.

Within the meantime, the theatre shall be working to repair a number of points within the constructing, which was in-built 1901.

“Now we have water leaking down the again of the stage onto the again wall, and our HVAC system went out,” she mentioned.

With the doorways closed for thus lengthy, “We’re gonna need to roll up our sleeves and lift some severe funds to make sure that our infrastructural stability goes to final one other 30 years,” she mentioned.