Name change for theatre at Conexus Arts Centre

The 2,000 seat theatre will now become the Capital Auto Theatre.

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Seen here in this file photo from October 2017, the 2,000 seat theatre at the Conexus Arts Centre will now become the Capital Auto Theatre.
Seen here in this file photo from October 2017, the 2,000 seat theatre at the Conexus Arts Centre will now become the Capital Auto Theatre. Photo by TROY FLEECE /Regina Leader-Post

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The Conexus Arts Centre announced a new partnership deal with Capital Auto Mall on Friday, which will see a name change to the theatre.

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The 2,000 seat theatre, which is home to the Regina Symphony Orchestra, formerly known as Centennial Theatre (for Canada’s centennial year it was to commemorate) and Shirley Bell Theatre (named in honour of the late wife of prominent Regina businessman Huddy Bell) will now become the Capital Auto Theatre.

“As an integral part of southern Saskatchewan’s entertainment, cultural, and special event industry, the Conexus Arts Centre relies on corporate support for keeping their building and programs updated in order to continue offering live entertainment and a prominent venue for special events,” said a news release from Conexus.

It adds that Capital Auto Mall’s financial contribution will help fund ongoing operations, new event programming, and assist with upgrades of program-specific equipment at the centre.

“The arts and entertainment sector has been one of the hardest hit sectors in the pandemic and event and arts organizations like the Centre cannot survive without the ongoing support from Corporate Partners like the Capital Auto Group,” Neil Donnelly, Conexus Arts Centre CEO, is quoted saying in the release.

The Capital Auto Mall’s commitment to Conexus Arts Centre is the next five years and potentially beyond.

Constructed as the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts, the facility itself underwent a name change in 2006 after a donation from the Conexus Credit Union.

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