Memorial Boulevard School would be a perfect venue for a performing arts centre as it has an existing theatre space that faces the Pequabuck River and could serve as a gateway to Downtown, linking with the proposed River Walk.
Turning the athletic fields into an amphitheater would be a great Phase 1 to an arts centre project as it could host outdoor concerts, plays, Renaissance festivals and poetry readings.
Phase 2 could be renovating the existing indoor theatre to host local arts groups like Bristol Theatre Arts, Bristol Choral Society, OM Shows, Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble, local dance studio competitions and recitals, as well as serving as a movie/cinema house venue.
This idea would be well supported by our town (as well as surrounding communities) since there is strong arts presence, and would surely bring upscale revenues to our city. Updated entry by Kim Villanti.
Original entry by Kim Villanti was listed as a Visual and Performing Arts Centre, which isn’t feasible in the near term. The visual arts component included a gallery for exhibiting and showcasing local artists and/or guest artists and an educational center that could take residence and offer art and theatre programs for kids in the community, both of which now have their own entries listed separately.
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