Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe making major renovations

Westcoast Black Theatre making renovations

SARASOTA (WWSB) - A local theater in Sarasota is scheduled to make more major renovations to its building.

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe held a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday for Phase II of renovations.

Phase I included renovations to the Historic Binz Building that was built in the 1920s.

Phase II of renovations started earlier in the month. Once the renovations are complete, there will be a larger stage, 200 theater seats, additional bathrooms, along with new lighting and sound systems.

The group raised more than seven million dollars through a “Heart and Soul” capital campaign. Donation information can be found here.

Renovations are planned to be completed by January of 2020.

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