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Moving Forward with The Empty Space

Monday, April 4, 2016


Dear Patrons and Supporters of The Empty Space,


Over the past 13 years, The Empty Space has had the honor of bringing high-quality live theatre to the community of Bakersfield. We've also been able to offer hundreds of actors, directors, designers, technicians, and visual artists a chance to explore and hone their craft. But ultimately, we know that none of this would have been possible without the gracious support of our patrons and donors who have helped us keep the doors open.


With that in mind, we are reaching out to all of you for input as we look to grow our organization and expand our artistic opportunities. Over the past two years, the Board of Directors has been having careful and detailed discussions about a possible plan to move The Empty Space to a location that will help us better fulfill our mission.


We've been lucky enough to have increased our attendance over the past few years, and we'd like to expand our seating to accommodate more people for each performance. We also would like to have a permanent rehearsal space to help facilitate the necessary preparation needed to continue to present quality shows. Additionally, we are hoping to secure a place to build and store our sets. Finally, we'd really like to have a building with more modern electrical infrastructure (and, let's be honest, air conditioning).


Bottom line, we have outgrown our current venue and we are looking forward to a bigger and better future. With that in mind, we would love to have your input on what YOU would like to see in our new space. We will gather all of the information and be sure to share it with you, as well as keeping everyone apprised of any steps we take towards relocating.


To share your voice, please complete our "Moving Forward" survey using the link below. We are very excited to hear your voices as we continue this wonderful journey of Setting Theatre Free!


TAKE THE SURVEY  (It’s short, we promise.)




The Empty Space Board of Directors

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