A well-attended theater in downtown Gilbert, Arizona that stages up to a dozen locally-produced musicals and comedy plays a year needs more space.
The 11,000 square-foot Hale Center Theater, at 50 West Page Avenue, was built in 2002 and has proven a success, offering family entertainment fare and catering to both locals and the thousands of tourists who vacation in Gilbert every winter.
Plans submitted to the Gilbert Redevelopment Commission are calling for an 11,000 square-foot expansion to the theater, which sits on a 1.1-acre site in the town’s Heritage District.
That new space, according to commission documents, would house a dance studio, scene production space, offices, costume storage space, and a small retail store.
The project will also include the construction of an entry canopy and front-lit marquee, as well as the creation of parking space for up to two dozen vehicles.
If the expansion project secures final Town of Gilbert approval, work could begin later this year.
By Garry Boulard
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