Step Up & Take A Bow Capital Campaign


Renovations are necessary to provide new cultural offerings in Niagara Falls and improve the conditions provided to artists, technicians, and performers working in the space. These changes allow for larger productions and entertainment offerings, better technical capabilities, and enhanced audience experience. Concerts, Theatrical Performances, Opera, Film Showings, Recitals, Symposiums, and more will be able to take in the renovated theater. Summer productions or other uses of the theater will be possible with a new heating and ventilation system. The theater will become a larger presence in the Niagara Region, creating new opportunities for businesses and restaurants to serve the theater-going public in Niagara Falls and the surrounding areas.  The underutilized theater when restored would add to the growing arts scene in the Buffalo/Niagara region.

The renovations within the theater will include a historic restoration of the space, enhanced seating and handicapped access, the expansion of the stage, and new technical implements including lighting, sound and rigging. The extensive renovation of the theater will include new seats, improved sightlines and a heating and air conditioning system that will vastly improve patrons comfort while enjoying the show. In addition, we plan to renovate restrooms, and provide a new green room, makeup and dressing rooms, and a renovated lobby and concession area.

A later phase of this project will also include renovations to our NYS Certified Sound Stage to accommodate a set and prop construction and storage area, a rehearsal stage and black box performance venue. This will include the installation of a lighting grid/catwalk, new floor, the installation of a large stage door to the back of our Grand Stage. It will also include consideration for soundproofing and increased technical capabilities in the space.

To accomplish all of this, the NACC is working with Flynn Battaglia Architects and Swiatek Preservation Studio of Buffalo NY.

Renovation supported by:

The Grand Theatre Renovation is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.