Slowly but surely, the Roxy Theatre is rising from the ashes; following a tragic fire that claimed the beloved 124 Street venue in 2015, shoring and excavation is now underway on the replacement building.

Roxy Theatre Rebuild, image via Theatre Network

Designed by Group2, the new fully-accessible building will house the 200-seat Nancy Power Theatre main hall, the 80-seat Lorne Cardinal Theatre hall that doubles as a gathering space, and a studio theatre that can also host 40-50 people.

Rendering of the Nancy Power Theatre, image via Theatre Network

The building will also host a rooftop patio, and a signature marquee will light up the street and mark the triumphant return of the Roxy to the Westmount neighbourhood.

Excavation underway, photo by Dave Sutherland

Theatre Network has managed to raise approximately $3-million from all three levels of government for the rebuild, plus an additional $2.5-million from Heritage Canada, however the group still hopes to raise a further $1.5-million from donors. Donations can be made online here.

SkyriseEdmonton will continue to follow this project as it progresses. More images and information can be found in the project Database entry linked below. What do you think of the new Roxy? Leave a comment below, or join the conversation in our discussion Forum!