Red Mountain Theatre Company Breaks ground on New Arts Campus
BIRMINGHAM, AL – – Red Mountain Theatre Company is proud to announce the ground breaking of their $25 Million Arts Campus Wednesday, December 11 at 1:30PM. Birmingham Mayor and RMTC honorary board member, Randall Woodfin, area officials, key donors, and the community will be on hand to begin a journey that is 40 years in the making, a permanent home for Red Mountain Theatre Company.
“It has been a dream for us to consolidate our programming in order to better serve our community,” said Executive Director Keith Cromwell. “We envision an arts campus where artists can create, students can develop life – and theatre – skills, and where for-profit and nonprofit can drive economic growth together.”
The new Arts Campus will be located at 1600 3rd Ave. South between 16th & 17th Streets South next to Regions Field in the heart of Birmingham. “RMTC is right at the heart of our city, and this space will allow us to be more efficient and more effective in our mission of enriching, educating, and engaging our community,” said RMTC Board Past-President and capital campaign chair, Kathryn Harbert. The campus’s Education Center, at over 10,000 square feet, will house its 100-seat Discovery Theatre along with rehearsal and classroom spaces. The main theatre will transform from intimate cabaret seating, with small tables and chairs at approx. 360 seats to a large proscenium style theatre with approx. 450 seats. The Grand Lobby includes a full-service bar and a Donor Lounge that can convert into a small piano bar to entertain guests when the theatre doesn’t have a performance.
LIVE Design Group, longtime friends of the theatre, will serve as architects. Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor, having supported RMTC for many years in a variety of capacities. Harbert Realty Services brings all these pieces together to keep the project moving forward. Construction is anticipated to be complete in the summer of 2021.
Red Mountain Theatre Company is an organization that inspires audiences through powerful theatre experiences led by professionals who deliver engaging performances produced and presented with artistic integrity.
In addition to theatre productions, RMTC offers educational programs that build positive life skills for young people and provide growth opportunities for theatre professionals. The Birmingham- based nonprofit organization has been inspiring audiences, changing lives and creating conversations through theatre experiences since 1979.
About LIVE Design Group
LIVE Design Group, founded in 1987, is an Architectural and Interior Design firm specializing in worship, theatre, and academic facilities for growing organizations that desire a building that reflects them – not their architect. With a responsibility to their clients’ vision and making everyone a contributor, the firm designs projects LIVE with their clients’ providing “real time” input. This innovative concept allows the client to see their design in virtual reality, maximizes resources, expedites the process and lets financial stewardship drive decisions. The firm is changing the role of the architect, not just the process.
About Harbert Realty Services, LLC
Founded in 1983, Harbert Realty Services, LLC (HRS), is a privately held commercial real estate organization with a clear mission: Create value for our clients and investor partners. HRS is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and retains a team of more than 60 real estate professionals that are experts in the office, retail, medical and multi-family sectors. HRS has built its footprint throughout the southeastern United States with offices in Atlanta, Orlando and Jacksonville Florida. HRS is focused on delivering best-in-class real estate expertise in Brokerage, Leasing, Project/Construction Management, Property/Asset Management, Tenant Representation, Development and Investment Services. Separately, HRS owns ROCK Apartment Advisors (the multifamily investment sales leader in the mid-South) and Harbert Lease Solutions (a global lease administration and real estate accounting service provider). As a majority owned subsidiary of Harbert Management Corporation www.harbert.net, HRS’ mix of experience, resources and reach provides our clients a comprehensive array of professional real estate services. Value Creation Begins, Here. Learn more about HRS at www.harbertrealty.com.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We are skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 12 offices and approximately 3,000 employees. Our 2018 revenues were $3.3 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 27th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2018.
Capital Campaign Donors/Giving Levels*
Capital Campaign Co-Chairs
•John Turner- Regions Bank, President & CEO
•Tim Vines- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, President & CEO
•Jim Gorrie- Brasfield & Gorrie, President & CEO
Kathryn & Raymond Harbert
Medical Properties Trust
Gillian & Mike Goodrich
Alabama Power Foundation
Brasfield & Gorrie
The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Hugh Kaul Foundation
Vulcan Materials Company
Alabama Power Company
The Bunting Family
Lynn & Benny LaRussa
Robert R. Meyer Foundation
Susan & Dowd Ritter
Wittichen Supply Company, Rheem Air Conditioning, and Fujitsu General
Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED
Charles & Estelle Campbell Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
Dianne & Carlo Joseph
Cheryl & Sam Upchurch
Phyllis & David Hall
Carol E. Medders
Robert Raiford & Zane Rhoades
Lynne & Steve Spencer Family
Steve Callaway & Keith Pennington
Jefferson County Commission
Mayer Electric Supply Company
Susan & David Silverstein
Alabama State Council on the Arts
Cathy & Paul Friedman
The Register Family
*As of 2/5/2020