On with the show
UGA’s Fine Arts Theatre was rededicated in April after an extensive renovation. The last of the Works Progress Administration projects to be constructed on campus, the Theatre was designed in the ornate, high style of proscenium theatres of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Renovations in the 1970s to improve cooling and lighting resulted in the loss of many original ornamental features and exacerbated existing problems with acoustics. After a one-year, $4.5 million renovation, the Fine Arts Theatre has been aesthetically restored to its original luster but also transformed into a modern theatre facility with improved sight lines from every one of its 675 seats.