A Centre of Excellence and a Shared Space
Place des Arts is the working name of the future Arts Centre that a group of seven francophone organizations plan to build downtown in the next few years. It’s a gathering place for Francophones and for the whole community. It’s a dream that has been passed on, from one generation to the other, amongst Greater Sudbury’s many talented artists and cultural workers, and it’s now becoming a reality!
It’s the story of our community longing for a home for modern art & culture, where we gather to share all our colours and possibilities.
Help us realize the dream of generations.
Construction has began
Work began on October 29, 2018, on the city lot and future site of Place des Arts, located at the corner of Larch/Elgin Streets and Medina Lane.
It is divided in two phases:
- Phase 1 is the site preparation, which is now completed.
- Phase 2 will be the construction of the building in early spring of 2019 and continue in 2020.
Projections for La Place Des Arts
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Other facilities of the Centre
This multipurpose well equipped space will be in high demand by local producers and presenters for its adaptability to all kinds of contemporary performing arts, while also serving as a rehearsal space and teaching classroom for Laurentian’s Theatre Program. It can also host banquets and other social functions for groups of 150 or less.
Photo: xMPL, Irvine, California
Specialized Gift Shop
This small shop will sell artworks and crafts, books and magazines, as well as art supplies and complementary products such as fine stationary.
Photo: All That Is Solid, Glasgow (Scotland)
Several administrative spaces are planned for the eight resident entities, including common areas such as a kitchen, a dining room, meeting rooms, reception, etc.
Photo: Usine C, Montréal
Services in Both Official Languages
All services at Place des Arts (i.e. box office, information service, Bistro and Shop managers and floor staff, rentals, etc.) will be made available in both official languages.