Building Brilliance:  Your NAC renovation update

Looking up into the new NAC lantern © Photo by Roy Grogan

It’s official.  The NAC has a new address: 1 Elgin Street.

That’s not the only sign we’re making progress on the NAC’s massive make-over.  Construction crews have been working around-the-clock to prepare for the July 1 opening of the new building. 

Here’s what’s been done so far:

  • The installation of the glass exterior has been completed.
  • The main structural work for the new Panorama Room and Fourth Stage is finished and work has begun inside.  
  • Construction on the walkway linking the existing Southam Hall mezzanine and the new Elgin Street Atrium entrance has begun.
  • More than 2,000 seats in Southam Hall have been replaced.  The new wooden seats and hardwood floor give the room a much brighter sound for orchestral music.

The new NAC will open in three phases beginning on July 1 with the opening of the Elgin Street entrance and part of the Atrium.  Phase 2, which includes the Fourth Stage, will be completed in October.  The Panorama Room, part of Phase 3, will open in the spring of 2018.

We look forward to welcoming our donors and patrons to our brilliant new NAC this summer.  In the meantime, please continue to attend performances and be part of all the NAC has to offer.

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