Sagebrush Theatre could re-open by Oct. 10.
A cracked roof truss was discovered in February, shuttering School District 73’s 685-seat theatre that is adjacent to South Kamloops secondary at Ninth Avenue and Munro Street. The closure left the arts community scrambling to find alternative venues in which to host plays, dance recitals, musical acts and more.
On Monday, SD73 secretary-treasurer Kelvin Stretch told trustees the contractor is awaiting the arrival of some steel needed to make the repair, which remains on schedule. In order to fix the truss, a steel exoskeleton needs to be built to hold it up.
The project’s cost is $900,000, a bill not covered by insurance.
Stretch said the materials are expected to arrive on Sept. 20 and be installed over that weekend.
“The whole project is just waiting for that steel to arrive,” Stretch said, noting some additional work has been done inside the building in the interim.
Local development company A&T Project Developments Inc. was hired to make the repairs.