22 Mar 2020

Restoring Granity's Lyric Theatre

From Standing Room Only, 2:48 pm on 22 March 2020

Volunteers in a small West Coast town have been working hard to restore a heritage theatre. The Lyric Theatre stands in the heart of Granity, a small seaside mining town about a half hour north of Westport. The site of the theatre has a complex history, of buildings before it falling to fire or ruin over the years - before what now stands was built in 1956. In 2014 the theatre lost its roof in Cyclone Ita. Since then volunteers have been working hard to restore not only the roof, but to make sure the building meets the building standards. The theater has also been re-wired, had new toilets put in, and been painted inside and out.