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Cast and council take a bow in refurbished hall

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Improvements at the Kyogle Memorial Institute were finished just in time for the latest production by Village Hall Players.

37 Postcards still has performances this week (book here).

The theatre crew appreciated some of the smaller things done in the hall upgrade such as reading lights for the stage manager and off-prompt positions.

The recently completed work at KMI Hall was partly funded by a Federal Government Creative Capital Grant of $179,519 and the council has contributed about $115,000 (this is an estimate as the project is still being finalised).

Works include new cinema-style seating in the gallery overlooking the stage, movable stackable chairs for the hall, a mechanical winch system for new lighting bars over the stage and audience, acoustic improvements, ceiling hung acoustic panels, curtains that hang on the walls, new stage curtains and shelving.

Kyogle mayor Kylie Webster said a large area of the roof was repaired.

The council also built a new steel support structure over the stage to hold the new curtains and lights, and repaired a section of the gallery that had been damaged by a water leak.

This latest project follows previous work to upgrade the Banquet Room and kitchen and create the Roxy Gallery space.

Information for this report was provided by Kyogle Council.

This article appeared on indyNR.com on 9 May 2024.

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