New roof in store for Victoria Theatre

The Victora Theatre is getting its first fully new roof in 32 years.

“The new roof is being paid for through endowment funds and ongoing fundraising efforts,” said Ty Sutton, Dayton Live president and CEO, in a release.

Organizers say the project has begun with vacuuming up loose gravel and all new materials being lifted to the top of the theatre.

“We had to spend around $3,000-$5,000 countless times throughout each season to patch multiple holes. All of these patches were temporary solutions to our overarching need for a new roof and we are so thankful to be able to embark on this project,” said Darrell Abner, Dayton Live’s vice president of facilities, in a release. “It will end up saving the company thousands of dollars in the future and keep the interior of the theatre in beautiful shape.”

In addition, the Schuster Center, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2023, is also due for a new roof.

“We are currently raising funds for this project and the PDAC grant application is part of that process - more than $1 million is need,” Sutton explained.

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