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SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center

Photo of the community center theater

The SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center opened in 1976 and has not been expanded nor undergone any renovations over the past four decades. The Performing Arts Center is the only performing arts facility of its size, with 2,193 seats plus 24 seating areas for wheelchairs, and currently serves as home to many performing arts groups. Extensive Performing Arts Center renovations are needed to continue serving arts patrons and performance groups, to maintain the facility’s competitive position in the region, and to address building requirements, accessibility code requirements, and operational needs that have changed over the past four decades.

The Performing Arts Center began construction in June of 2019. The Performing Arts Center will undergo a renovation and expansion which will update the performing arts venue, as well as an expansion, which will include creating a prominent main entrance along L Street. Additional improvements to the Performing Arts Center will include:

  • Improved Accessibility (ADA)
  • New L Street Entry with Expanded Lobby and Upgraded Finishes
  • Additional Restrooms and Concessions Areas
  • Enhanced Donor Lounge with Dedicated Restrooms
  • New Audience Chamber Layout 
  • New Multi-Purpose Room
  • New AV, Theatrical Lighting and Dimming Systems
  • Expanded and Refurbished Dressing Room and Chorus Room
  • Reconfigured and Expanded Loading Dock, Scene Dock and Storage Rooms
  • Acoustic Enhancements in Audience Chamber and Orchestra Pit