A new act opens for one of Wagga’s iconic theatre hubs this weekend.
The Charles Sturt University Riverina Playhouse was closed late last year to begin a $3.5 million refurbishment.
Venue manager John Jones said the site had history and connection with the community as well as students.
"The Riverina Playhouse was opened in 1986 and for many locals it has become a venue that supports the Wagga performance community,” he said.
Mr Jones said the completed works vastly improved the comfort of the venue with new seating and air conditioning and enhanced the University's performance and presentation ability.
“We are extremely happy,” he said.
The theatre has also improved its disability access to ensure the entire community can enjoy the performances to come.
“The university was great in coming forward to ensure that it became compliant with improved access, improved comfort and brand new air conditioning,” Mr Jones said.
Working around the University Theatre Ensemble and CSU teaching program the Riverina Playhouse has interest for local and touring performances over 2019 and as far out as 2020.
CSU Division of Facilities Management executive director Stephen Butt said a significant review of identified improvements that were needed for the venue to continue for another 20 years.
“As a result of the review it became clear the Riverina Playhouse was a vital part of the Wagga creative community and a vital teaching resource for the University," Mr Butt said.
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