The REIMAGINE Campaign will allow TAP to break through the common wall that separates it from the old Advocate Building, allowing for expansion of the lobby, consolidation of the box office and administrative offices, and the addition of a designated costume shop, as shown above.
Shirley Weese Young, owner of the former Advocate building, and TAP have negotiated a long-term lease for the 3,500+ sq ft portion of the building, which includes mutual use of the loading dock space.
The renovated TAP building will maximize the potential of the current structure. The audience experience will be enhanced by larger lobby and concession areas, as well as adequate and handicap accessible bathrooms.
TAP will be able to offer expanded quality educational and outreach programs with the future addition of a dedicated classroom or meeting space on the second floor.
A scene shop, costume shop, tech booth, and updated equipment will not only improve the quality of what occurs on stage, but will also serve as learning labs for interns and anyone who participates in the outreach programs.
The new rehearsal space will have a director’s “nook” and will be the same size as the main theatre. This will allow for simultaneous activities in both spaces.