Jenny's House is Open!
“Nothing but gratitude” from Banff Centre’s Jenny Belzberg Theatre Grand Opening
May 9, 2022
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity celebrated the grand opening of its newly revitalized performance venue, the Jenny Belzberg Theatre, with a weekend of heartwarming private, public, and free community events.
The theatre revitalization project was completed on time and on budget in October 2020, a year after it began and 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. The Banff Centre welcomed limited capacity events in the intervening months but held off on an official celebration of the space until all seats could be safely filled, which happened during the grand opening events. Both the grand opening concert on Saturday evening and the Sunday free community show were at capacity.
Janice Price, President and CEO of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
At Banff Centre, the Jenny Belzberg Theatre is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of artists who participate in education, performance, and training programs on our campus. The revitalization of the Banff Centre’s largest theatre, and its elegant new design by KPMB Architects, was made possible through the generosity of Jenny Belzberg and her family.
At the heart of Mrs. Belzberg’s gift — one of the largest private gifts Banff Centre has ever received — is pride in Alberta and a deep appreciation for Banff Centre’s vital role as Canada’s largest postgraduate arts school. The revitalization project has improved audience experience, and ensures that Banff Centre is able to meet the needs of artists who use it for education, creation, and presentation of their work.
More information about the revitalization project is here.
In the coming seasons, Banff Centre will proudly showcase artistic talent and creativity in the revitalized space, with state-of-the-art acoustics and technology.