Narrabri Shire Council

Media Release - Old is New Again - The Crossing Theatre continues to renew!


Narrabri Shire Council has continued its commitment to maintain and modernise The Crossing Theatre with the last of its 2017/18 Capital Works projects currently underway with the repainting of the Foyer, Box Office and Café space commencing.

After officially opening its doors in 2002, The Crossing Theatre has been visited by over 400,000 people attending live shows and events, new release movies or enjoying its food and beverage outlets and services.

The Crossing Theatre is the showpiece of Narrabri Shire and a facility the community should be very proud of with it being highly utilised by residents and visitors alike. The facility requires periodic and planned maintenance and after 16 years, Council has commenced the repainting of the venue.

“The venue has been a tremendous asset to the community over the past 16 years, and as such Council is committed to ensuring it is maintained and presented at the standards that our community expects,” stated Venue Manager Mr Trent Bruinsma.

“While the timing of a period of closure is difficult in a 7-day business, the temporary closure until Monday 9 April 2018 was chosen as it represented the least impact to the day-to-day services we provide.”

“The entire interior re-painting project is being undertaken in 3 stages and this current stage is the only one that will incur a period of disruption to standard operating hours. This stage is focussed on completing the Foyer, Box Office and Café spaces which are the main congregation areas for the facility.”

“We look forward to re-opening the venue to the community on Monday 9 April 2018 to showcase the fresh new look.”

The interior painting is part of The Crossing Theatres’ Asset Maintenance program that has also seen the venue replace carpet, upgrade lighting to energy efficient LED fixtures and the full replacement of event seating.

“These capital works projects ensure that the venue is best placed to take it into the future whilst maintaining the asset at the appropriate standards.”

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