TCU Place

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TCU Place
Former names Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium
Location 35 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Coordinates 52°7′42.56″N 106°40′4.14″W / 52.1284889°N 106.6678167°W / 52.1284889; -106.6678167Coordinates: 52°7′42.56″N 106°40′4.14″W / 52.1284889°N 106.6678167°W / 52.1284889; -106.6678167
Type Convention centre
Performing arts center
Capacity 2003
Construction
Opened April 1, 1968
Expanded 2006
Website
TCU Place

TCU Place, formerly known as the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium,[1] is a 104,000-square-foot (9,700 m2) convention and arts centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Situated in the Central Business District it is located next to Midtown Plaza. [2]

The Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium was opened April 1, 1968 and was designed by Kerr Cullingworth Riches Associates. Its first performance was a performance of Orff's Carmina Burana by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

It was named in honour of Canada's recently completed centennial celebrations. It was part of a major redevelopment of Saskatoon's downtown following the closure of its CNR station; the project also saw the construction of the Midtown Plaza mall. In 2006 the centre underwent major renovation with funding from TCU Financial Group, giving it naming rights for 10 years as TCU Place Arts & Convention Centre.[3] In 2013, TCU renewed the naming rights until 2026.[4]

Sid Buckwold Theatre, located within TCU Place is a 2,003 seat performing arts theatre. The theatre is home to the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and aside from hosting major arts performances and conventions, the venue alternates with Regina's Conexus Arts Centre as host of the Telemiracle telethons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium Media Announcement" (PDF). September 29, 2005. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium". The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Historica Dominion Institute. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  3. ^ "About Us". TCU Place. 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-04-25. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  4. ^ French, Janet (2013-05-24). "TCU Place name lives on". The StarPhoenix (Postmedia Network). Retrieved 2013-05-24. 

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