New performing arts center coming to Gonzaga University

Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center heading to Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. – The beginning pieces of a new project were happening Thursday as crews prep to build a new performing arts center coming to Gonzaga University.

University administration said the project will further the Jesuit tradition that Gonzaga has. The project began with a donation from the late Myrtle Woldson who died in 2014. She had very strong ties to the university, and the university named the new performing arts center after her.

It will be an estimated 57,550 square foot two-story building that will feature a 750-seat theater, and a 150-seat recital and rehearsal hall.

It will also have a two-story lobby with a box office.

While the center adds more space for the arts at GU, what does it do for the education?

President Thayne McCulloh wrote in an article that the facility advances Gonzaga’s legacy of excellence and honors the rich heritage of the arts in the Jesuit tradition.

The project is set to break ground in 2017 and be completed by the winter of 2018.

(© 2016 KREM)


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