New Westminster Theatre Strategy
The City of New Westminster has recently adopted a Theatre Strategy – a guiding document that will serve to align and re-envision how the City’s theatre infrastructure can support the continued growth and development of the local performing arts community and creative economy. The Theatre Strategy is the result of extensive community consultation that began in 2017 during the process of developing the City’s Arts Strategy. Local performing arts stakeholders were actively involved in its development and their input has directly informed the outcome.
The development of the Theatre Strategy is timely, given the planned transfer of the Massey Theatre from the School District to the City in 2020. It will provide specific direction for the oversight and delivery of services through the City’s existing and future theatre infrastructure, including the Anvil Centre Theatre, the Bernie Legge Theatre and the Massey Theatre.