Located in the heart of downtown Oshawa, the Regent Theatre
opened in 1921 as a 1,063-seat movie theatre. Over the years, it has operated as
a movie theatre and a nightclub, but has more recently been vacant. The
property was purchased by the City of Oshawa in 2000, in response to the owner’s
intention to demolish the building.
Janis Barlow conducted a detailed feasibility study for the conversion of the
theatre into a performing arts centre. The study included a needs and market
assessment; a building condition assessment; preparation of a building program
and conceptual designs; capital cost estimates and funding options; ownership,
governance and management options; a pro-forma operating budget; potential
economic impact; and implementation plans.
The study included an in-depth assessment of the suitability of adapting the
theatre as a 750-seat presenting house or a 620-seat community rental facility.
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