Photo: new temporary sign at 56 Woodruff

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul has announced awards made through the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC). North Country REDC grantees received $67.9M in awards.

Pendragon Theatre was awarded $145,000 as part of this total through the NYS Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Arts and Culture Facilities Improvement Project. These funds will be applied to the renovation and rehabilitation of the building at 56 Woodruff St., the corner of Church and Woodruff. Pendragon Theatre will repurpose the downtown building to create a state-of-the-art theatre, reinforcing downtown redevelopment, strengthening tourism and improving the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of art in the region.

“I see the new building as more than just an upgrade of the current Pendragon theater. I view it as an additional anchor in the revitalization of that section of the village, including the proposed new museum at the Medical Associates building …, the Hotel Saranac, the expanded Nori’s, and the myriad other improvements that are transforming the central village.” Lee Keet, Cloudsplitter Foundation

A new theatre incorporating new theatre technology and with adequate support spaces will significantly impact Pendragon’s ability to create high quality theatre work, to attract the best artists and technicians, and to attract a broad range of patrons.  In addition, the year-round facility will improve Pendragon’s ability to support children’s programs and partnerships with the community.

Pendragon Theatre’s Artistic Director, Kimberley Bouchard, adds “Pendragon Theatre is proud to be part of the fabric of the arts in Saranac Lake and to be able to participate in and contribute to economic revitalization.  We are looking forward to expanding our artistic and community programming year-round, to continuing to strengthen our artistic capacity with new technologies and improved audience environments in the new building and to actively collaborating with our business partners as Saranac Lake continues to develop as a regional destination center.”

Pendragon has raised over $4.5M out of a projected $7M target. You can help us meet our target!