Construction work to begin at Spokane Valley Arts Center in Idaho

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Construction has begun on the new Idaho Central Spokane Valley Performing Arts Center. The 59,000 square foot facility features a main theatre with about 475 seats in upper and lower bowls. In addition, it has a flexible studio theatre with 200 seats.

The main stage of the US$ 48M facility will include a fly loft available for technical productions. The main theatre’s seats will be exceptionally broad, with double armrests and more legroom. Moreover, the facility will achieve ADA compliance with the aid of two elevators and twice as many wheelchair spaces as necessary.

NAC Architecture designed the new Idaho Central Spokane Valley Performing Arts Center. It will feature tall ceilings and flexible seating for various arrangements. Additionally, it will serve as the location of an acting conservatory with lessons, camps, and shows for nearby children in grades 2 through 12.

More on the design of the Spokane Valley Arts Center

On the top level, which has a peek-a-boo vista of the Spokane River and views of Mica Peak and Mount Spokane, there will also be room for parties and business meetings. A total of 400 people may be accommodated in this area by combining two event rooms into one. These areas will be connected to a patio outside. On-site catering will be done from a caterer’s kitchen.

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A hydraulic grid-system trap room beneath the main stage, scenic and costume shops, a rehearsal room, a box office serving both theatres, three permanent and numerous portable concession/bars, green rooms, and dressing rooms, two “star” dressing rooms for guest artists, offices, three lobby spaces, over 4,000 square feet of storage, and additional rest areas are additional features of the performing arts center.

300 parking spaces and a circle drive will be available at the location for drop-offs and pick-ups. Local artist Vince DeFelice will create a fountain for an outdoor garden.

The start and completion of the construction works

The general contractor of the Spokane Valley Arts Center project is Garco Construction. The Spokane-based business will begin building this autumn and finish it in June 2024.

In the summer of 2024, the first theatrical production will take place. The main theatre will host 130–144 events annually, while the studio theatre will host roughly 80.