The Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Reviews
A Top Notch Place to See Great Entertainment Dec 04, 2004
The Thunder Bay Community Auditorium is a 1,511 seat performance arts centre located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It opened on October 16, 1985 and is home to the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. The Community Auditorium hosts 150,000 patrons annually, and is considered to be "one of the finest in North America".
Performances held at the Community Auditorium include "Weird Al" Yankovic, Alice Cooper, Bill Cosby, Billy Idol, Celine Dion, George Thorogood, Jann Arden, Just for Laughs, Peter Frampton, The Cult, The Tragically Hip, The Used, Alexisonfire, Underoath, Taking Back Sunday, Anti Flag, City and Colour, Killswitch Engage, Dashboard Confessional, Great Big Sea, and Good Charlotte, among others.
The Community Auditorium has a 40' by 50' permanent stage, a 70' by 39' proscenium, 8 dressing rooms, 52 lines, 2x400A 120V/208V electrical, 3 meeting rooms, a 450 person banquet capacity, and parking for 1000 vehicles. The facility features a wide variety of state-of-the-art equipment, including a ceiling that can be lowered or raised and acoustic draperies which can be adjusted to modify the reverberance in the auditorium.
In an effort to decrease the facility's burden on taxpayers, the Community Auditorium issued an expression of interest for an organization or individual to become a naming sponsor in February 2008. Two potential sponsors — Shaw Communications and TBayTel — initially expressed interest, but did not follow up on it by the March 27, 2008 deadline, and the name will remain the same. The facility receives $475,000 annually from the City of Thunder Bay.
Overall, a very comfortable place to sit for a nice show.
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