Upcoming Ribbon Cutting and Reopening of The Myer Horowitz Theatre

News Staff - Tue Apr 02, 2024

The University of Alberta Students' Union (UASU) is thrilled to announce the reopening of the Myer Horowitz Theatre, a beloved cultural institution in the heart of Edmonton. After undergoing extensive renovations, the Theatre is poised to resume its role as a leading venue for arts and entertainment in Western Canada.

Originally inaugurated in 1967 as the SUB Theatre, the Myer Horowitz Theatre has served as a vibrant space for concerts, speakers, ceremonies, comedians, plays, and various cultural events for over five decades. With its distinctive charm and intimate setting, the Theatre has welcomed audiences from all walks of life, contributing to the rich tapestry of Edmonton's cultural landscape.

The reopening ceremony will take place on April 8, 2024. The festivities will begin with the opening of lobby doors at 11:30 AM, followed by a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:00 PM (noon). Distinguished guests, including former and current UASU presidents, and University of Alberta president will deliver speeches from the stage.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the newly renovated theatre through guided public tours, which will be available until 2:00 PM. With enhanced accessibility features and state-of-the-art technical upgrades, the Myer Horowitz Theatre promises an unparalleled experience for performers and patrons alike. The project notably makes a major step towards the UASU’s goal of a carbon neutral SUB by 2050, by reducing net Theatre energy use by 43%.

"We are thrilled to unveil the revitalized Myer Horowitz Theatre, a testament to generations of students’ commitment to enriching campus life and fostering community," says Christian Fotang, President of the UASU. "This reopening represents a celebration of our shared heritage and the enduring legacy of the arts in our community. Special thanks to Danni Okemaw, who graced the stage with her jingle dress dance before the last of the construction had taken place. We’re proud to see this be a place of gathering thanks to the many hands that made this project a reality."

The Myer Horowitz Theatre renovation project is part of the University of Alberta Students' Union's broader vision to create inclusive and accessible spaces that promote creativity, innovation, and collaboration. Through strategic partnerships and investments in sustainability, the UASU is dedicated to enhancing the student experience and strengthening ties with the wider community.

About the University of Alberta Students’ Union

The UASU is the official representative of 35,000 undergraduate students at the University of Alberta. It advocates for students’ needs and priorities to the University of Alberta and at all levels of government.

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Ari Campbell

External Relations Specialist

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