B Street Theatre Building New Home in Midtown

6248_122808747653_3724426_nBy Paola Baluyot

Along with the much-anticipated new Kings arena, B Street Theatre (Facebook) (Twitter), the beloved off-the-beaten-path staple in Sacramento’s arts world, will also be relocating to Midtown in its new home within the Sutter District at 27th and Capitol.

Founded in 1986 as a touring theatre company for children, B Street Theatre has since grown into a premier performing arts organization, inspiring thousands of children (and now adults) each year. The convenient location will put the new B Street Theatre Performing Arts Complex within walking distance from many of Midtown’s popular restaurants and shops, an issue that proved to be a problem in its previous spot at 2711 B Street.

The plan is to expand the theatre to 40,000 square-foot accommodating two performance spaces and a full-service restaurant/café. According to their website, the larger of the two theatre spaces will be the Sutter Children’s Theatre, a 365-seat playhouse featuring wing and trap space to create seemingly magical entrances of actors and props. The second space will be a 250-seat theatre with a thrust stage for a more intimate atmosphere.

B STREET THEATERWith the help of Sutter Medical Center, the new Arts Complex has reached more than two thirds of its capital goal of $24 million dollars. Once accomplished, the complex is expected to create over 200 new jobs and opportunities.

If you want to help the new B Street reach their goal, there are four levels of donations – your own brick ($1,000), theatre seat ($2,500) or star ($5,000) …and of course whatever other amount (big or small) that you can give. For more information visit http://www.bstreettheatre.org/next-stage/donate-seat.php

Midtown eagerly awaits B Street Theatre Performing Arts Complex and will sure be a great addition to its already eclectic and diverse scene.

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