After a much-anticipated wait, Sudbury’s newest Arts Centre, Place des Arts, will open its doors on April 29.
Stay tuned for announcements about the activities surrounding the opening!
The Place des Arts aims to bring the Francophone and larger communities together.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to visit!
Place des Arts’ co-founding organizations plan to move into the facility at the end of March while training of the technical teams and the commissioning of the equipment and facilities will take place in April, before the official opening. Final work is being completed on the ground floor, mainly the auditorium, which will feature highly specialized equipment and facilities.
Chairperson Alain Richard explained, “The COVID-19 pandemic caused a shortage of labour on the site followed by a shortage of certain materials and roadblocks at the Canada-U.S. border. This made it difficult to receive what we needed to complete the work earlier. Now that the situation has improved, we will be able to receive artists and patrons shortly.”
The Regroupement des organismes culturels de Sudbury (ROCS) was established in 2007 and is a coalition bringing together the seven professional francophone arts organizations from Greater Sudbury that work in the arts, culture and heritage sector. In 2008, the Summit of La Francophonie of Greater Sudbury identified the need to build a unifying cultural hub as a key priority. As a result, the ROCS pushed forward the idea of the development of the Place des Arts project.
Founded in 2015, the Place des Arts’ mission is to provide accessible quality cultural and artistic experiences, which have a lasting impact on the lives of citizens and contribute to the development and the well-being of the Francophone and Greater Sudbury communities.
Before the official grand opening, guests can take a virtual tour of Place des Arts and experience the excitement of Sudbury’s newest Arts Centre.