All the world’s a stage, but building a new one in Kamloops is just reaching the step of forming a committee.
Mayor Peter Milobar said Friday the group to look at the business case for a new performing arts centre should be established in the next couple of weeks.
“It’ll probably be five to seven people,” he said.
Milobar will be one of them.
“It’s meant to be more of a broad-based assembly of community leaders, so it’s not agency-specific,” he said.
The committee will look at how a new centre would fit into the City’s cultural strategic plan, potential usage, what kind of audience sizes and number of performances would be held there, and other background details.
Location is also a factor. Milobar said the City doesn’t own land in any geographically suitable locations, so north and south shore options will be looked at.
“That’ll start coming into focus,” he said.
Milobar said names for the committee members have come from a variety of sources. Once candidates have been contacted, an initial meeting will be set up to map out a plan on how it will proceed.