151 Ferris Lane
Suite 400
Barrie, ON L4M 6C1
(705) 737-3530
(705) 737-3539

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Jason Mortlock
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts
Barrie, Ontario

This 10,000 square foot, 200-seat theatre was developed on the southwest corner of Barrie, Ontario's historic five points intersection after the old Scotia Bank building was demolished. The multi-level lobby, which faces onto the five points, was designed as an open inviting space allowing passersby a view into the $6 million theatre.  The actual theatre space was designed with flexibility in mind and is able to be reconfigured into a variety of stage arrangements (end stage, thrust stage, open flat floor) to accommodate various types and sizes of performances. The automated riser/seating system allows the seating to vary between 120 and 200 seat layouts. Complimenting this flexibility is a full catwalk grid system as well as a technical booth, which can handle any type of performance.  This project has been described by Barrie Mayor, Jeff Lehman as, “…another jewel in the crown of our city, our waterfront and our downtown."  Salter Pilon were associate architects to Lett Architects for this project.  To see a video of this project please visit us on the Salter Pilon Youtube Channel.