Theatre Restoration

You may have heard the news…  the NACC is getting a major facelift that will transform this building and our organization.

Brand New Bathrooms

The 6 bathrooms in the main portion of the building will all be gutted.  New toilets, stalls, and vanities will be lit by new and restored fixtures.  Plumbing modifications will be made, as necessary, to ensure that the patron experience is equal to your expectations of premium audience venues.  Construction is expected to begin Fall 2024.

A State of the Art Theatre

The literal centerpiece of the building, our Legacy Theatre will become a state of the art performing arts venue for Niagara Falls residents and tourists.  Structural analysis is underway to consider major changes to the space, but definite upgrades include plaster repair, a new paint scheme in the theatre, new stage lighting and sound equipment, new curtains, and new auditorium lighting that will position the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center to present and produce premiere performing arts events including concerts, ballet, opera, and musical theatre.  Construction is expected to begin in Summer of 2025.

Our Partners

None of this work could have happened without the dedicated team the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center has assembled over the years.  From our original founders to our current advocates, special thanks goes to Hal Faba, Lou Townsend, Paul Dyster, Kathie Kudela, Katherine Johnson, Kevin Leary, Mary Ricciardi, Kelly Lang, Kenneth Rowe, Pete D’Angelo, and Serge Arutunjan.  Particular thanks goes to Nancy Redeye from Flynn Battaglia Architects, DPC who has been with our project for many years and whose understanding and patience paved the way for so much of this project.  Also to our newest team members, Buffalo Construction Consultants, that are putting years of planning into action. 

The Regional Revitalization Partnership

Mostly, the NACC is grateful for the support of the Regional Revitalization Partnership. The Regional Revitalization Partnership (RRP) is a $300M comprehensive economic development strategy and public-private partnership that maximizes impact and leverages additional investment for Buffalo’s East Side, Niagara Falls and Rochester. This community-driven, collaborative strategy takes a holistic approach to economic development and is designed to build community wealth through multiple paths. The RRP was developed in collaboration with New York State Governor Kathy Hochul and Empire State Development (ESD) and is supported by ESL, Evans Bank, the Farash Foundation, Five Star Bank, KeyBank/First Niagara Foundation, William & Sheila Konar Foundation, M&T Bank, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and partners in the cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester. RRP program implementation is led by the Center for Regional Strategies.

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