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Alex Theatre Expansion

The Alex Theatre completed a 6,600 square foot expansion of its backstage facilities in 2014. The groundbreaking was July 1, 2013, and the renovations were completed in June of 2014.

To meet the rising demands of improved backstage access and loading capacity, Glendale Arts and the Glendale Successor Agency invested $5.2 million to expand and renovate the Theatre to better serve the delivery, loading, and set-up needs of productions hosted at the Alex.

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The upgraded amenities include additional dressing rooms, storage and shop space, a new freight elevator to access the street and subterranean levels, a new passenger elevator, and additional stair and hallway access to assist with loading.


Status Update from the Alex Theatre


As the saying goes, "The Show Must Go On." However, sometimes, unprecedented circumstances call for the show to be paused. This is one of those rare times.



Currently, our shows through April 5th will not be taking place on their original dates.



The Glendale Arts and Alex Theatre staff have been hard at work behind-the-scenes collaborating with the presenters of these performances to reschedule dates and communicating with ticket buyers about their options.



We are continuing to monitor directives established by local, state-wide, and national authorities and will post developments on shows scheduled beyond April 5th as they happen.



While our staff is working remotely, we are with our beloved Alex in spirit, and our hearts remain committed to the thousands of patrons we happily serve every week and our extended family of presenters, producers, performers, and community members who call the Alex home.



These are trying time for everyone. The economic impact on the dual industries with which we identify - non-profits and performing arts/live entertainment - has been swift and severe.



If you are able, we ask you make a gift at that will allow us to continue our work at the Alex Theatre - a place for arts and entertainment to be enjoyed; a symbol of history, beauty, and community - during this time, so we are ready to bring healing and happiness to all who need it when the time is right.



We wish all of you and your loved ones health and safety throughout this situation and can't wait to welcome you through our doors again when the show is ready to go back on.



With our love,


Glendale Arts/Alex Theatre Management Staff


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