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Canada, Quebec Invest $4.6M to Expand Lévis Theatre – Mirage News

Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Quebec, Mathieu Lacombe, Quebec’s Minister of Culture and Communications, Minister Responsible for Youth and Minister Responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region and the Outaouais Region and Bernard Drainville, Quebec’s Minister of Education, Minister Responsible for the Chaudière-Appalaches Region and Member of the National Assembly for Lévis, announced a joint investment of $4,669,000 for the expansion of the Vieux Bureau de Poste theatre in Lévis.

The project will increase the capacity of the theatre from 100 to 150 seats. Other facilities such as the stage house, dressing rooms, the hall and the loading dock will also be upgraded, which will improve the experience of spectators and artists, as well as help conserve and enhance this heritage building built in 1929.

The organization Diffusion Avant-Scène is mandated by the City to operate the theatre. Since 2004, it has been responsible for the entertainment of the Vieux Bureau de Poste. It is a multidisciplinary presenter supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec with a regional vocation and a major player in the development of its community. It offers professional, diversified and affordable programming that is distinguished by the proximity between artists and the public.

The Government of Canada is investing $2,334,500 in this project. The Government of Quebec is also investing $2,334,500 through its Programme Aide au développement des infrastructures culturelles (PADIC). The City of Lévis will contribute over $2 million to the project.

By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our economy, increasing the resiliency of our communities and improving the lives of Canadians.

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