Saratoga Springs is already known for its vibrant performing arts scene, but a recently announced partnership seeks to expand it even more. Universal Preservation Hall, a former church that has hosted a variety of events since the early 2000’s, is teaming up with one of the Capital Region’s most prominent venues, and this partnership will certainly be beneficial for all parties.
UPH’s new partner is Proctors of Schenectady, which has already seen success in a separate alliance with Albany’s Capital Repertory Theater. The new team is seeking to raise a total of $4.3 million to completely renovate the 25 Washington Street space, including installing new sound and lighting systems, an elevator, heating, air-conditioning, and a sprinkler system, the Albany Business Review reports. The venue will be closed for the entire 2016 season, and is expected to re-open in 2017.