The Lewisville Grand Theater is set to receive interior renovations.

Lewisville City Council approved the design services at an estimated $77,000 at a June 17 meeting.

The details

Council approved Brandstetter Carroll Inc. for the project, the firm that designed both the fleet and facilities building as well as the City Hall basement remodel. In fiscal year 2023-24, the city allocated $150,000 for the renovation designs as part of the the facilities renovations and repairs capital improvement project, per city documents.

According to Brandstetter Carroll documents, renovations will take place in the theater’s lobby and common areas, recital hall, black box theater, art gallery, greenrooms, and two classrooms.

The background

In 2023, the city conducted a feasibility study regarding a possible expansion of the theater. The city hired architecture firm Corgan and theater equipment experts TheaterDNA as well as a demographer to conduct the study. In lieu of an expansion, the groups recommended renovations for the existing facility to refresh some aspects and update technology, according to city documents.

“[The study analyzed] what renovations and upgrades to equipment or replacement of equipment might be good to consider for the building going into its second decade of operation,” said Denise Helbing, arts center manager at the theater.

The city’s public art center opened in Old Town Lewisville in 2011. The theater draws an average of more than 35,000 visitors per year and often operates at maximum capacity, per previous Community Impact reporting.

Going forward

The timeline for the project is still ambiguous as the design still needs to take place, Helbing said.

Once the design is complete, city staff will request council approval for additional funds to begin the work, per city documents.