A major upgrade to the Townsville Civic Theatre will commence within weeks after the council awarded a $7.6 million contract to Hutchinson Builders.
The contract covers significant upgrades to the venue, which was built in 1978.
Townsville City Council community and cultural development committee chair Cr Colleen Doyle said the work would be done in two parts, with Stage 1 to be completed by the end of December and expected to only have limited impact on patrons and productions.
“Stage 1 works will allow productions to continue, such as this week’s North Queensland Opera and Music Theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors,” Cr Doyle said.
Stage 2 works beginning in January will see the full closure of the theatre for six months for major internal works.