Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

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The Community Auditorium
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Front.jpg
Address1 Paul Shaffer Drive
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Coordinates48°25′21″N 89°14′29″W / 48.42252°N 89.24142°W / 48.42252; -89.24142
Parking1000 spaces
OwnerCity of Thunder Bay
OpenedOctober 16, 1985

The Thunder Bay Community Auditorium is a 1,511 seat performance arts centre, located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It opened on October 16, 1985 and is home to the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. The Community Auditorium hosts 150,000 patrons annually,.[1]

It has a 40' by 50' permanent stage, a 70' by 39' proscenium, 8 dressing rooms, 52 lines, 2x 400 A 120 V/208 V electrical, 3 meeting rooms, a 450-person banquet capacity, and parking for 1000 vehicles. The facility features a wide variety of state-of-the-art equipment, including a ceiling that can be lowered or raised and acoustic draperies which can be adjusted to modify the reverberance in the auditorium.[2]

Naming sponsor[edit]

In an effort to decrease the facility's burden on taxpayers, the Community Auditorium issued an expression of interest for an organization or individual to become a naming sponsor in February 2008.[1] Two potential sponsors — Shaw Communications and TBayTel — initially expressed interest,[3] but did not follow up on it by the March 27, 2008 deadline, and the name will remain the same.[4] The facility receives $475,000 annually from the City of Thunder Bay.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Naming Sponsor for The Thunder Bay Community Auditorium", Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, December 8, 2007. Retrieved on February 10, 2008.
  2. ^ ARTEC Consultants Inc. - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium. Retrieved on March 25, 2007.
  3. ^ Burkowski, Peter. "Shaw, TBayTel go head to head again", The Chronicle-Journal, February 5, 2008. Retrieved on February 10, 2008.
  4. ^ Toulin, Alana. "In the name game, TBCA stays the same", The Chronicle-Journal, March 29, 2008. Retrieved on April 5, 2008.
  5. ^ "Three corporate sponsors express interest in Auditorium ", TBSource, February 1, 2008. Retrieved on February 10, 2008.

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