Theatre renos set to begin

The Tidemark will be closed this summer, but you can still call for tickets or buy them online. - Submitted
The Tidemark will be closed this summer, but you can still call for tickets or buy them online.
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The Big Pink is getting a summer makeover.

The Tidemark Theatre is about to undergo a major seating renovation project this summer that will include the most significant changes to the facility since the theatre society’s inception in 1987.

Transformation of the Tidemark auditorium will begin on Saturday when removal of the old seats begins. There will be no public access to the building after this date and through the end of August, with the exception of July 2-3, when the public who have purchased a vintage seat, will have the opportunity to claim their seats.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 1.

The Tidemark box office will also close for the summer. Fortunately, tickets will still be available online and box office staff will be checking e-mail weekly to handle any inquiries from the public.

When the Tidemark re-opens in early September, the theatre will have an additional 35 seats, for a new house total of 470. Thirty of these new seats will be removable to create an optional dance space in front of the stage.

The T25 Capital Upgrade Project is funded by Coast Sustainability Trust ($153,000), Island Coastal Economic Trust ($153,000), the City of Campbell River ($250,000), as well as from the generous donations from many community supporters through the sale of brick and seat sponsorships ($125,000).

The box office is open until Saturday. Call 250-287-7465 or visit


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