During the 2008 state budgeting cycle, The Kentucky Center was awarded approximately $9 million dollars to make a series of major repairs to the building.
Center President Stephen Klein said that with the improvements, the center "will become a 21st century venue, fully capable of housing any imaginable production. With new lighting, new acoustical equipment and a new stage floor, we will be able to continue" to bring in large and "spectacular shows."
Repairs and upgrades throughout the building will also insure the safety and comfort of our audiences.
Over the summer, signs of construction will be apparent in our theatres and our lobby.
Major improvements include:
Replacing the Whitney Hall ceiling and hydraulic rigging system
Replacing outdated lighting systems in Whitney Hall, Bomhard & MeX theaters
Replacing the Whitney Hall stage flooring
Recovering seats in Whitney Hall
Upgrading restrooms, elevators, security systems
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