Our Main Stage Lobby is 90% complete! We still need countertops, cabinets, flooring, and furniture.
We do not anticipate our Dinner Stage being usable until 2023. As you can see in the images above, we are still in demo-mode. Since we are working witht the Texas Historical Commisison, there are a lot of steps that need to be taken behind the scenes before work can begin.
The last year and half have been rough and financially devastating for Backdoor Theatre. Imagine your business losing income for over a year. We are beyond grateful and thankful for our community, who has stepped up and given, but the work is not over yet.
Looking to give? You can donate by clicking here.
Backdoor Theatre has been our community’s premier nonprofit theatre for the past 50 years . Like many art institutions, we were forced to close our doors in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the hopes of safely reopening in the fall of 2020.
Catastrophically, on July 18, 2020, a water main burst and flooded our theatre’s Dinner Stage and Main Stage Lobby at the rate of 80 gallons per minute. In under an hour, our beloved dinner stage and main stage lobby were submerged under a staggering five feet of water. The immediate outpouring of community support was incredible between volunteer cleanup days, news coverage, and financial contributions. Unfortunately, the damage to the dinner theatre and main stage lobby was very extensive. Our current timeline estimate that we will not be back in full operation until 2023.
Our current estimate for rebuild is $350,000+. If you would like to donate, you can give here. If you are interested in volunteering at future workdays, please sign up here.