The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca is moving forward with plans for a new outdoor stage after two years of COVID-related delays.
There are currently 40 shows scheduled indoors at the main stage and 32 at the new outdoor stage for the upcoming summer season. The outdoor stage sits under a 30-foot covered circus tent with a 600-sqaure foot interior, according to Ithaca Voice. The outdoor venue will have a capacity equal to the indoor mainstage.
Due to flood risk, the ground will be raked and have 10 inches of gravel to limit buildup of rainwater and mud. Managing Director R.J. Lavine stated because of reoccurring flooding issues, the theatre’s insurance carrier declined to renew their coverage policy as of January 2022. Looking ahead, Lavine said flood insurance for the theatre will most likely be provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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