Red Mountain Theatre Company to build new arts campus in Lakeview District

Photo from Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Facebook page.

Earlier this week, Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC) proudly announced that it will be building a new arts campus in the heart of the Lakeview district.

The location of the arts campus will be on the site of a 100-year-old bread factory and previous home to ABSCO Fireplace & Patio warehouse spanning half a city block between 27th and 28th Streets South on 5th Avenue South.

Watch the video about the new Red Mountain Theatre Company Arts Campus

“It has been a dream for us to consolidate our programming under one roof allowing us to better serve our community,” stated Executive Director Keith Cromwell in RMTC’s news release. “I envision a campus that can also be a laboratory for the arts – a “collaboratory” – where artists can flourish, where for-profit and nonprofit can come together with the sparks of creativity flying to make the impossible possible.”

Longtime friends of the theatre, LIVE Design Group will serve as architects for the project. LIVE Design Group has designed several local theatres and churches including the performing arts facility at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and Church of the Highlands Grant Mills campus. Brasfield & Gorrie will be the general contractor.

Screenshot from the video describing the Red Mountain Theatre Company’s new arts campus

Details on a completion date for the project, as well as the full scope of the construction process, remain in development.

From its  beginning in 1979 as Summerfest Musical Theatre,  Red Mountain Theatre Company today is an organization that inspires audiences through powerful theatre experiences led by professionals who deliver engaging performances produced and presented with artistic integrity. In addition to their theatre productions, they offer educational programs that build positive life skills for young people throughout the Magic City and provide growth opportunities for theatre professionals.

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