Queen’s opens Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

September 23, 2014

Queen’s University officially opened the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday. The new $63 M, 80,000 square-foot facility features a 560-seat concert hall, a 150-seat “black box” studio theatre, an art gallery, a screening room, and rehearsal space. It will serve as the new home for the university’s fine arts, film and media, drama, and music departments. The building was made possible by a $31 M donation from Queen’s alumni Alfred and Isabel Bader, as well as $15 M each from the provincial and federal governments. “It’s taken 10 years of planning. It’s lovely to see it up and running,” said Isabel Bader. Queen's News | The Whig