The Registry Theatre has been a cultural hub for the Kitchener-Waterloo Region since 2001. The Registry’s roots as a cultural space began when JM Drama, a local community theatre group, were in search of a space where they could produce their annual shows. JM Drama fundraised and took out a loan from the City of Kitchener to purchase and transform the historical Art Deco building into a cozy 150 seat venue. Since JM Drama would only be occupying it for a portion of the year, they decided to offer the space up to the community.
“The Registry Theatre had an opportunity to grow organically and become what it was meant to be instead of having a prescribed role and function as a facility. Everyone who uses it, makes it what they want it to be instead of the other way around,” says Sam Varteniuk, General Manager of The Registry Theatre.
Take a look inside this edition of the ArtsEngageCanada eNewsletter and learn about two of The Registry’s most recent community engaged initiatives as a presenter - The Arab Israeli Cookbook and Porch View Dances.
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