The theatre of the most important city in Eastern Hungary is currently undergoing serious development. According to the news, the project is progressing well, and the Csokonai Theater will be renewed and expanded from EUR 27 million by 2023, in addition to another development at Csokonyai Forum.
New theatre technology
A large-scale theater development worth about EUR 43 million is taking place in Debrecen, where everyone is looking forward to the completion of the Csokonai Forum and the reopening of the modernised Stone Theater, one of the city’s symbols. According to Turizmus.com, which reports on the mayor’s site tour, there will be new technical solutions used in the construction of the Csokonai Theater and Csokonai Forum buildings, where the theater technology investment takes place. The works are progressing well, and theater-goers will most likely be able to visit the Csokonai Theater building by 2023, which will be renovated by Hunép Zrt. The state source financing the investment comes partly from Modern Cities and partly the Debrecen 2030 program.
Following the completion of the refurbishment, 609 spectators will be able to occupy the auditorium while an additional 66 seats will also be available. Previously, there were more than 500 seats in the theater, but only 350 offered a direct view of the stage, says vg.hu.
Debrecen as a regional cultural centre
Regarding the interior design and theater technology works of the Csokonai Forum, László Papp said that the processes take place at the right pace, and the theatre team can start rehearsing in the first half of the year, probably in May, earlier than the original completion date, August 2022. The implementation of the stage technology, the floor covering, and the terrace construction are progressing well, while the Orpheum is practically ready. The studio theater is almost completed, and the lighting technology will be installed soon.
According to the mayor, these two theatrical developments are extremely important milestones in the life of the city. The development of the Csokonai Forum is a crucial element to Debrecen’s cross-border regional role. In Hungary, but even in Central and Eastern Europe, apart from the capitals, there is no other city that can boast such a large-scale cultural development project. It will have a significant impact on the image and cultural role of Debrecen.
Source: turizmus.com, vg.hu
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