Erie Events Introduces "The Theatre in Erie Insurance Arena"
Wednesday Feb 5th, 2020
The Theatre in Erie Insurance Arena, a new and intimate setting within Erie Insurance Arena, will begin hosting shows with the scheduled renovations for the Warner Theatre.
The setup will seat up to approximately 2,400, similar to the configuration in the Warner Theatre.
“It’s going to allow us to continue to offer an intimate theatrical setting for certain types of events.” said Casey Wells, Executive Director of Erie Events.
Erie Insurance Arena will be adapted with a 150’ wide Arena curtaining system that will extend into the seating bowl and will frame the stage. It will also provide for additional lighting systems and mask unnecessary seating sections.
National touring shows, the Erie Philharmonic, local dance companies and other events will be using The Theatre in Erie Insurance Arena setup during the 18-month closing of the Warner Theatre, which will have a grand re-opening in Fall 2021.
“This setup will not only provide a suitable setting while the Warner is being renovated, but it will also be used to reduce arena capacity for touring shows that desire less seats.” Wells said.