In the summer of 2003 the Township of Centre Wellington became owner and operator and reinstated its original name Fergus Grand Theatre. In 2009 the Township started a refurbishing of the theatre. It has been given a new lease on life with new seats, a new heating and cooling system, a new roof and a total update to the lighting and sound systems. A large screen and rear projection system was also installed and is a nod to the buildings original purpose. The building was awarded it’s ‘Heritage Building’ designation in 2011 This will protect the original tin ceiling in the theatre proper, the terrazzo floors, the five leaded glass transom windows and the stone exterior. The theatre is now poised to become a leader in the arts community of Centre Wellington and the surrounding area. This refurbish will allow the theatre to become a perfect venue for a variety of arts and culture events.
The Township’s foresight will allow community groups to continue to use the space but also to become a meeting place, a presentation space, and a live music venue.
A truly unique venue, in a community committed to the arts; Fergus Grand Theatre is now set to continue its legacy of eighty plus years, well into the future and meet its most satisfactory, happy, and gratifying future.
Available for event rental.