The City of Sturgeon Bay is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) renovate its theater located in downtown Sturgeon Bay.

The Community Development Investment (CDI) Grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will support Reimagine TAP, a project to renovate and expand the Third Avenue Playhouse theater.

Project plans include a newly expanded lobby with accessible restrooms, a concessions area, a new theater space, a proper scene shop, dressing rooms, administrative areas, and a secure box office, along with additional meeting, classroom, and rehearsal spaces.

An elevator is also being installed, while the façade of the building will be reconstructed with brick and architectural details that will resemble what the building looked like when it was originally built in the early 1900s.

(Adapted from “City of Sturgeon Bay Receives $250,000 State Grant to Support Redevelopment of Theater,” May 18, 2021, Seehafer News)