Located in the Bramalea Civic Centre at 150 Central Park Drive, Lester B. Pearson Theatre, affectionately known as LBP, has been home to community organizations and productions since 1973. Through Brampton's Vision 2040
and the Culture Master Plan
, the City has established a community-driven vision for the future of arts and culture in the city. These guiding documents call for investment in cultural and community spaces, including the Lester B. Pearson Theatre.
The New LBP
The revitalization will enhance accessibility and health and safety features, upgrade technical equipment, and create a more attractive, welcoming space, contributing to the connectivity of Brampton’s cultural ecology. The venue closed in December 2018 to undergo this exciting transformation. Construction will begin in February 2019, and the theatre will reopen in Fall 2019.
The City is pleased to be partnering with Lebel & Bouliane as the Architectural Consultant and BDA Inc. as General Contractor. Both are experienced in creating top quality creative spaces and performing arts venues.
The construction project at LBP will continue to enhance and expand the options available to local performing arts groups, including a 415-seat theatre, and a studio space suitable for rehearsals and creative workshops. Included in this plan is a redesigned lobby area, which will not only make the theatre a more appealing venue, but will also serve as a community gathering place for all visitors to the Civic Centre.
New Direction: 2019 Artist Renderings
Circa 1973: The Before Photos
for a virtual tour of the existing space.
Theatre interior, view from downstage; Theatre lobby inside Brampton Civic Centre; Theatre interior from technical booth.
Progress Update as of February 11, 2019
Construction has begun on the interior of the theatre and in the back hallways, and seating has been removed.
Progress Update as of May 6, 2019
The new ceiling is currently being outfitted and construction is on track for the Fall 2019 completion date.
Progress Update as of July 11, 2019
Finishing touches are being complete on the structures in the lobby and the seats have been installed in the house
Progress Update as of August 26, 2019
Technical equipment is being installed and tested to prep for fall use.
Progress Update as of September 9, 2019
Finishing touches, paint, and hardware fixtures are being installed. Staff are beginning to train on the new equipment.