UPDATED: Fri, Oct 26, 2018
If you've been to our space before, you will be aware that the parking area in front of our building is on an incline. For the next couple months, the city is redoing that parking area for safer access. This is wonderful news! While this construction is underway, please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain to ensure plenty of time to navigate the construction. We expect access from the street to change locations from day to day. You may, for example, be asked to enter our facility through our rehearsal hall if the usual entrance is blocked. Access points should be apparent upon approach. This project means 10 less parking spaces during the construction time-frame so we encourage early arrival to accommodate walking an extra block especially on November 2, 3, 9, 24. For alternative access through the back of the building, please pre-arrange by calling us at 817-784-9378 so that we can let you in!
Thank you so much for your understanding and patience as we work with city to improve the patron experience (and parking lot safety) at Stage West.
You’ve been asking for it! And it’s finally about to happen. Thanks to our friends at Near Southside, Inc. and at City Hall, the parking area in front of Stage West is getting a make-over!
What does this mean for the future?
A beautiful, level, fully accessible parking area and entryway.
What does it mean for the next few months?
Once construction starts, there will be non-production days where the only entrance to our facility is at the rear of the building. If you need us on those days, please pre-arrange your visit by calling our box office 817-784-9378.
This will mostly affect walk-up ticket buyers, students, actors, and staff. If you forget, it’ll be quickly apparent if you can’t come through the front. Drive round to the back. We’ll post the phone number on that door as well and come back to let you in.
During performance hours, the construction team has pledged to make an entry way through the front.
When is this starting?
Start date should be October 1, and we expect that it will finish up by late November.
How can you help?
Plan extra time for your arrival. It is estimated to be a 6-8 week project. Fingers crossed!
Finally, a special thank you to all of you who wrote letters of support to the city regarding this project. You had a major impact on the success of this being given a green light!