SAINT-EUSTACHE, Quebec, February 11, 2019
Cultural infrastructure is critically important to the country’s arts organizations. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the creation and renovation of performance venues and cultural spaces that help bring art to all Canadians.
The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced $126,892 in funding for the Corporation du Théâtre Saint-Eustache.
This support, provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will allow the organization to modernize Le Zénith performance hall, which will allow it to diversify its programming and better meet the needs of performing artists using the facility.
“The acquisition of specialized equipment for Le Zénith will certainly improve the experience for artists and theatregoers from Saint-Eustache and the surrounding area. This contribution shows our government’s desire to invest in cultural infrastructure across the country. We are pleased to support the project for the Corporation du Théâtre Saint-Eustache.”
– The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
“The installation of new equipment in Le Zénith will allow the Corporation du Théâtre Saint-Eustache to present a greater variety of artists and shows to the public. I am proud that the Government of Canada supports this important performance venue in the region.”
– Linda Lapointe, MP for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
“Since its creation in 2015, Le Zénith Promutuel Assurance performance hall has become an important performance venue for arts programming in Quebec. This funding from Canadian Heritage will allow us to offer artists and audiences an exceptional technological experience.”
– Michel Goyer, President of the Corporation du Théâtre Saint-Eustache inc.
A not-for-profit professional arts organization, the Corporation du Théâtre Saint-Eustache holds, maintains and manages Le Zénith performance hall, which was built in 2015 within the Cinéma Saint-Eustache.
Le Zénith, with a seating capacity of 712, offers multidisciplinary arts programming, including musical, theatre and comedy performances. In 2018, the organization staged more than 200 performances and attracted almost 90,000 spectators.
The specialized equipment will allow the organization to avoid renting sound and lighting equipment to produce its shows. Thanks to this project, Le Zénith to acquire the equipment needed to accommodate productions with varied technical needs.
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund supports the improvement of physical conditions that foster innovation in the areas of heritage, culture, creativity and the arts. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.