Performance hall seats awaiting donor names
By Andrew Carroll, Gazette editor
The Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts is nearing completion but there remains work to be done.
Part of that is fundraising for the world-class facility and education centre.
Those interested in the future of “the “Isabel” – whether area residents, affiliated with Queen’s University or just a lover of the arts – have the opportunity to offer their support.
With a donation of $2,000 to the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts State-of-the-Art Expendable Fund, a donor will be able to “name” one of the 566 seats in the stunning performance hall.
A plaque will be attached to the arm of a chair and the donor will be able to fill out a nameplate – after themselves, their family, or perhaps in honour of a loved one. Each plate will have space for up to 75 characters.
And it will be a lasting honour.
“It’s for the useful lifespan of the seat, so we’re projecting that to be at least 25 years. The nameplate will be on the seat for as long as that seat is there,” says Lisa Sykes, Development Officer for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
The State-of-the-Art Expendable Fund will ensure that the Isabel has the highest quality equipment and technology for learning, presentations and performances, Ms. Sykes says.
The Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts is located along the shore of Lake Ontario, on King Street West, east of Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard. It’s construction is aimed at providing Queen’s and Kingston with a state-of-the-art facility for community and student performance, education, creativity and training. The Centre will be home to the Department of Film and Media, and provide teaching, performance, and exhibition spaces for the School of Music, the Department of Drama, and the Bachelor of Fine Art Program.
If you are interested in becoming a permanent part of the performance hall, contact Lisa at ext.75646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.