In April 2020, we acquired a building to house The Colonial Performing Arts Center’s SHOWROOM – a smaller, multipurpose venue tailored for emerging artists, local performers and educational programming. Renovations of this building were accomplished with a team comprised of Daniel V. Scully Architects and DEW Construction. We anticipate programming to begin in December 2020, as state and federal guidelines allow. SHOWROOM is located at 20 Commercial Street in Keene, the former location of Downtown Fitness for Women and the Lady of America fitness center, sharing the public parking lot behind the existing theatre’s main stage building. This is a major step in transforming The Colonial Theatre, our 95-year-old live performance and film venue, into The Colonial Performing Arts Center, which will offer expanded opportunities and accessibility to performers, audiences and students.