Actors’ Theatre is excited about all the fantastic independent theatre happing in Grand Rapids! The amount of entertainment our fair city has to offer is just staggering. Check out this great article on the rapidian about Ambrosia theatre that opened this summer!
Here’s an excerpt, then hop over to rapidian.org to read the full article and see some photos of the theater:
Ambrosia Theater works to provide small, intimate, flexible performance space
by Holly Bechiri (Holly)
Sarah Mayne has been running Bellydance Grand Rapids (959 Lake Drive SE) in the Blackport Building on Lake Drive for 10 years starting on the first floor until seven years ago when she moved to a larger space upstairs. But as her dance business grew, so did her need for a performance space to accompany it.
Not finding many options already available, Mayne openedAmbrosia Theater this summer on the second floor of the Blackport building, right next door to the bellydance class space.
“All of my dancers needed a performance venue, and we were lacking in someplace intimate and small,” says Mayne. “So I took on the crazy endeavor to build one.”
The entire space, which seats 72, is newly created, from the hardwood floors to the handmade sconces to customized doors made locally. She designed the space to be fully configurable, which makes it able to house multiple kinds of meetings and performances.