After 100 years of faithful service to Connecticut and beyond, the legendary Shubert Theatre in New Haven is getting a facelift.
The first phase of a multi-year renovation project for the century-old theater was kicked off on Thursday, June 12. Officials from the city, the state, and the Connecticut Association of Performing Arts gathered in front of the theater for the occasion.
State Senator Martin M. Looney, Representative Pat Dillon, and Shubert Theatre Executive Director John Fisher were some of the people in attendance. Mayor Harp, who was also at the event, spoke to a crowd of on-lookers about the potential of a newly-renovated theater.
“When this facility is finished, the New Haven Symphony can appear here, as well as summer school programming,“ Harp said.
The project will introduce a range of different improvements for the theater, including things like additional bathrooms and performance spaces.
Patrons can also look forward to a reconfigured lobby, an electronic marquee, and a new exterior.
A lot can change in 100 years, but the Shubert Theatre has proven to stand the test of time. Here’s to hoping we see 100 more.