The local administration has indicated that the facility will include a 400-seat theatre, two dressing rooms, storage rooms, a large courtyard, a canteen, bathroom facilities, a parking area for over one hundred cars, a media room, and a lighting and audio room.
It is being jointly funded by the Government of the Republic of China on Taiwan and the Nevis Island Administration.
The island’s Minister of Culture, who is also the Deputy Premier, Mr. Hensley Daniel, has described the center as an example of outstanding architecture and an outstanding showpiece of craftsmanship.
He said the Performing Arts Center will bring to reality, the vision of the Administration to challenge the people of Nevis in bringing culture and performance to a higher level, on par with the rest of the region and the rest of the world.
The Cabinet of the NIA recently took a tour of the facility, resulting the Premier, Joseph Parry, paid tribute to the architect, John Baker and contractors- Surrey Paving.
The center, which is located at Pinney’s will be managed by Mrs. Deslyn Williams-Johnson and is said to have cost 14.5 million dollars.