Capital Project

The Capital Project

We are thrilled to announce that we achieved our goal of raising $2.3M for both phases of our Capital Campaign, and that we are breaking ground on Phase Il renovations December 16, 2019.

 

Since reopening after the completion of Phase I of our Capital Campaign, we have welcomed over 63,000 people through our doors. We look forward to the enhancements of our venue and how they will support the dancers who call the Performance Garage home.

Lobby without Wall Panels

Lobby without Wall Panels

©Terrell Halsey

Theater with New Dance Floor

Theater with New Dance Floor

©Terrell Halsey

Moveable Wall Photos

Moveable Wall Photos

©Terrell Halsey

Capital Campaign Donor Wall

Capital Campaign Donor Wall

©Terrell Halsey

A window on our third floor overlooks Brandywine Street © Terrell Halsey

Our third floor, ready to be renovated © Terrell Halsey

New Entryway

New Entryway

©Terrell Halsey

Theater without Cyclorama

Theater without Cyclorama

New Lobby with Moveable Wall

New Lobby with Moveable Wall

©Terrell Halsey

Handmade Doors

Handmade Doors

©Terrell Halsey

Lobby Area

Lobby Area

©Terrell Halsey

Lobby Area

Lobby Area

©Terrell Halsey

Theater Stage with New Cyclorama

Theater Stage with New Cyclorama

©Terrell Halsey

New Tech Booth

New Tech Booth

©Terrell Halsey

Dressing Rooms

Dressing Rooms

©Terrell Halsey

Studio B with New Dance Floor

Studio B with New Dance Floor

©Terrell Halsey

Studio B Waiting Area

Studio B Waiting Area

©Terrell Halsey

Upstairs Offices

Upstairs Offices

©Terrell Halsey

New Upstairs Kitchen

New Upstairs Kitchen

©Terrell Halsey

Tech Booth Walls

Tech Booth Walls

September 2016

New Tech Booth Installation

New Tech Booth Installation

August 2016

Entryway Stairwell Reorientation

Entryway Stairwell Reorientation

August 2016

Construction Meeting

Construction Meeting

© David Harwi, August 2016

Crane to lift HVAC units

Crane to lift HVAC units

July 2016

Theater Ceiling Repairs

Theater Ceiling Repairs

August 2016

Avison Young Project Managers

Avison Young Project Managers

Kim Swider, Jennifer Stark, & Bill Connor ©Terrell Halsey, July 2016

Hard Hat Tour

Hard Hat Tour

July 2016

Master Carpenter Gary Flowers

Master Carpenter Gary Flowers

July 2016

Construction in the Theater

Construction in the Theater

July 2016

Duct Work in Theater

Duct Work in Theater

June 2016

Repairing the Office Floor

Repairing the Office Floor

June 2016

Entryway Demolition

Entryway Demolition

June 2016

Entryway/Theater Demolition

Entryway/Theater Demolition

June 2016

Jeanne Ruddy in Theater

Jeanne Ruddy in Theater

Co-Founder & Executive Director, June 2016

Deconstructing the stage

Deconstructing the stage

©Terrell Halsey, June 2016

Construction Banner

Construction Banner

Thank you to all our supporters!

Phase I Renovations

Updates and repairs were completed in the studio, theater, dressing room, lobby, and administrative offices. 

 

Updates included:

  • HVAC system installed

  • Redesigned lobby and entryway

  • New sprung Marley dance floors

  • New carpeting throughout

  • Insulating windows and doors

  • Roof repairs

  • Painting throughout the first floor & offices

  • New cyclorama & performance lighting grid

  • New work lights, and more!

 

Phase II Renovations

 

Renovations to include:

  • Break through of lobby wall to connect the studio and theater

  • Four new bathrooms / two that are ADA compliant

  • Panic hardware on doors

  • Kitchenette with a filtered water fountain

  • Coat closet and storage for dancers' personal items

  • Three-story stairway to second and third floors

  • Plumbing and sprinklers for second and third floors

  • Pit for a future code-compliant elevator

  • Leveling of floor level between our two buildings

CAMPAIGN DONORS

Visionary 

City of Philadelphia: Cultural  Corridor Fund

State of PA: Redevelopment  Assistance Capital Program

Jeanne Ruddy & Victor Keen

 

Benefactor

Amy Branch & Jeff Benoliel

Bayard Storey

Kathy Vick & Stephen A. Stack

Linda & David Glickstein

Champion 

Gregory Gosfield

Suzanne Roberts

Zibby & Jim Tozer

Dr. Robert J. Wallner

Investor

Ricco Maresca Gallery

Builder 

Floss Barber & Robert Angevine

Millie L. Berg

Grant Greapentrog

Mary Bert Gutman

Kathryn Keeler (deceased)

Paul Levy & Carrie Ricky

Karen Mauch

Susan A. Murphy

Peggy & Scott Reynolds

Michele & John Vernon

A Special Thanks...

George Ahern

Bruce T. Amsbary

Hannah Baumgarten

Leslie Benoliel

Alexei & Elena Borovik

Jacqulyn Buglisi

Timothy Carey

Margaret Chambers

Cecelia & Fred Citron

Louis Coffey

Cece Connable

Norman Donoghue

Marcia Epstein

Fleisher-Olman Gallery

Ellen Gayda

Pat Freeland & Robert Platten

Alice Gosfield

Christine Kanter

Anne & Thomas Kohn

Erica Levin

Michael Lillys

Bettsy McCoubrey

Marika Molnar

Bob Oliveti
Carole Sheridan & Alan Freed

Joan Wachlin

World Wide Stereo

The Capital Project
   

Phase One of the Capital Project began on June 22, 2016 and was completed in November 2016. SHARP Dance Company's 16 Words was the the first production in our newly renovated Theater, and our space has been abuzz with dancers ever since!

 

The Performance Garage is grateful to the City of Philadelphia for the $500,000 grant provided through the Cultural Corridors Fund, as well as all of our donors who helped make Phase One possible.

 

We are also pleased that the State of PA awarded us a $1 million grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program for Phase Two renovations. We broke ground on December 16, 2019, and renovations will be complete Spring of 2020.

Phase One Construction Team

Avison Young: William Connor, Jennifer Stark, & Kimberly Swider

  

Adorante Electric: Mike Adorante

  

BDFS Group: Calvin Snowden

  

Direct Air: Sal Campagna

  

Harlequin Floors: Paul Bisceglie

  

Just It's Electric: Erik Truxon

  

Manifest A+D: Jeb Brookman

Craftsman: Adam Cooper

  

Photo Installation: Bob Emmot

  

Theater Tech Specialist:Julian Eubank

1515 Brandywine Street | Philadelphia, PA 19130

Phone 215.569.4060 | Fax 215.569.1218

info@performancegarage.org

 

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