New S.C. Children’s Theatre plans go before DRB on Thurs.

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New South Carolina Children's Theatre campus. Renderings by Craig Gaulden Davis

The City of Greenville’s Design Review Board will consider plans for the South Carolina Children’s Theatre’s new campus on Thursday.

The theater said ground could be broken in September for the project that will include a 300-seat theater, a separate Second Stage space, education classrooms, administrative space, and a large lobby. Construction is expected to take 16 months. The theater expects to be in its new facility in January 2019.

Josephine Cureton, a long-time Children’s Theatre supporter, put in her will that she wanted her 125-year-old Victorian house demolished and her property turned into the Children’s Theatre’s new home.

 

The Children’s Theatre stages its Main Stage productions in the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre. For its smaller scale Second Stage shows, it transforms the back of the metal building that houses its administrative offices into a “stage.”

The theater is in the midst of a silent phase of a capital campaign. The City of Greenville has committed $1.5 million for public improvements in conjunction with the campus.

 

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