Wednesday, August 26, 2009

UBC's Old Aud, August 13th, 2009

On August 13th, 2009, I was given another tour of UBC's Old Aud (Auditorium). Slowly but surely, this revered icon of the UBC campus is being brought up to code (finally) and transformed into an auditorium suitable for various types of ensembles, especially opera. We hope to be able to present an inaugural opera here in April of 2010. (To see photos from June 2009, please go to Labels and click on "Old Aud".)

Auditorium, looking toward the stage.

Backstage, the roof and walls are still open, rain or shine, so that all sorts of materials can be brought into the building.

Looking down through the ceiling, past the balcony, to the main floor.

Stairway leading down from the balcony level to the main floor atrium.

Scaffolding on the main floor, seen from the orchestra pit.

Looking up from the (wet) orchestra pit.

Scaffolding crossing from the main floor over the orchestra pit.