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It’s finally here: the Red Mountain Theatre Arts Campus in Parkside is officially open! We checked out the ribbon cutting and got the scoop on the new setup.
Parkside’s new home for the arts
On Wednesday, June 16, Parkside welcomed its new home for theatre and arts with the grand opening of Red Mountain Theatre’s Arts Campus. The campus will focus on the performing arts, and shows are already lined up.
“This campus is an unbelievable gift. To have our community come together to help create this full city block as a cultural asset really indicates the power of their belief in art.”Keith Cromwell, executive director, Red Mountain Theatre
The grand opening celebration featured several performances, along with speakers like Cromwell and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin.
What’s at Red Mountain Theatre?
The full facility is a whopping 60,000 square feet, featuring two performing stages, a recording studio, several rehearsal setups and more. The theatre’s new digs will give downtown Birmingham another great place to catch a show.
The site also offers ample parking, with 55 spots—a huge plus if you’ve ever tried attending a performance downtown. The full campus cost $25 million, and it’s a huge addition to the Parkside area.
The new campus also pays homage to the history of Birmingham, keeping the original railroad tracks that ran through it and a massive original beam.
Want to see more of the new Red Mountain Theatre campus? Check out this Bham Now exclusive sneak peek.
Ready to see a show?
Several shows have already been announced for the new venue. Check ’em out and get your tickets:
Learn more about Red Mountain Theatre and its Parkside Arts Campus: