Renaissance Centre Renovations Phase 1 & 2

The second phase of a nearly $1 million renovation project at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St., is complete.

Due to the work being performed, the Renaissance Centre's Grand Hall was closed through the spring of 2018. The Arts Annex, which includes a new art studio and business suite, remained open and continued to conduct cultural education classes, workshops and exhibits.

Phase 1
Phase one improvements, completed in February 2017, entailed connecting the Arts Annex to the Grand Hall, installing movable walls in Arts Annex classrooms, purchasing a snap-lock dance floor, releveling the sidewalk in front of the Arts Annex, and adding assistive listening devices in the Grand Hall.

Phase 2
Phase two enhancements include a raised ceiling, extended stage, and upgraded sound system in the Grand Hall, along with the installation of theater lighting, upstairs dressing rooms, family room with baby changing table and a lighted marquee.

Project Cost
The Renaissance Centre renovation project was made possible due in large measure to a $348,530 matching grant the Town of Wake Forest received in November 2016 from the Wake County Board of Commissioners. The total cost of the project is expected to be $848,500.

As part of a grand re-opening celebration, the Renaissance Centre hosted Beach Music & BBQ with the Band of Oz on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

For more information, call 919-435-9458.