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MacEwan’s Centre for Arts and Culture nearing completion in downtown Edmonton

MacEwan University’s new building for arts students nears completion
WATCH ABOVE: Some MacEwan University arts students will be taking classes in a brand new building in the new school year. The building is nearly complete and Vinesh Pratap got a sneak preview of it on Wednesday.

MacEwan University’s newest addition to its downtown campus is getting close to being finished.

The university allowed Global News to tour the new $181-million Centre for Arts and Culture on Wednesday morning, which is scheduled to open in the fall.

The new facility will be located on the western end of the campus at 110 Street and 104 Avenue. Among the features in the new five-storey building will be galleries, stages, exhibition space, interactive teaching lab, fine art teaching lab and a proscenium theatre.

READ MORE: MacEwan University expanding along with Edmonton’s downtown

The university said the centre will be devoted to the next generation of actors, arts educators and administrators, communicators, designers, musicians, visual artists and writers.

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MacEwan said construction of the new Centre for Arts and Culture reflects the university’s downtown campus strategy, which supports the revitalization of Edmonton’s downtown.

Theatre stage at MacEwan University Centre for Culture and Arts, May 17, 2017.
Theatre stage at MacEwan University Centre for Culture and Arts, May 17, 2017. Vinesh Pratap, Global News
Theatre walls inside MacEwan University Centre for Culture and Arts, May 17, 2017.
Theatre walls inside MacEwan University Centre for Culture and Arts, May 17, 2017. Vinesh Pratap, Global News
MacEwan University Centre for Arts and Culture music recording studio, May 17, 2017.
MacEwan University Centre for Arts and Culture music recording studio, May 17, 2017. Vinesh Pratap, Global News
Centre for Arts and Culture theatre seats, May 17, 2017.
Centre for Arts and Culture theatre seats, May 17, 2017. Vinesh Pratap, Global News
MacEwan University Centre for Arts and Culture theatre, May 17, 2017.
MacEwan University Centre for Arts and Culture theatre, May 17, 2017. Vinesh Pratap, Global News