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Riverfront Playhouse

Rendering courtesy of RiverfrontPlayhouse.net

Rendering courtesy of RiverfrontPlayhouse.net

Riverfront Playhouse has received a three-year extension for approval to build a state-of-the-are theatre at the corner of Pine and Placer streets in Redding, CA, but they are anxious to break ground. Riverfront’s property has been graded and cleared for development and has nearly half of the funds necessary to proceed.

According to a press release, “banks have committed to making construction loans, and local contractors are assisting in the design process and are eager to begin… Riverfront has already raised (including the value of the property) over $1 million, a portion of which has been used for preliminary development costs. Construction of the new theatre will cost approximately $2.7 million. Nearly half the cost will be covered by a construction loan of $1.2 million and now $1.2 million is needed to cover the balance of the costs.”

The Riverfront Playhouse was created in 1981 by a few local theatre lovers who had a vision of providing a community theatre for the Redding CA area. It is Redding’s only surviving community theatre and has consistently provided quality live entertainment for North State audiences. They have produced 220 plays, including 18 musicals and 13 summer youth productions totaling more than 2,100 performances in a warehouse-like facility with limited parking and a leaky roof.

Riverfront is seeking donations. If you are interested in buying a seat contact Carol Skill at 530-243-3557. You can also choose a naming opportunity by contacting Karen Taylor 530-549-3529 or Mary Forbes at 530-241-8357. All donations of $1,000 or more will receive permanent donor recognition at the new theatre.