Patrons of the Varscona theatre in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona were used to the sound of water dripping on stage after the passage of a sudden summer storm.
The theatre has been home to a band of theatre companies for years, as well as “action central” during Edmonton’s annual Fringe Festival. But it became clear that an update was long overdue.
With financial assistance from SEF, and many years of hard work, the renovation is now complete. And for the nostalgia buffs among you, they’ve kept the beautiful internal brick walls and the old fire tower. So it’s just like the old Varscona, except better, and without the long wait for the bathroom.