[image-1]Daniel Island is getting a new Performing Arts Center, and a one million dollar fundraising campaign started last week. Over five million dollars have already been raised to purchase space to build the state-of-the-art facility. The Performing Arts Center, which will be located on the newly acquired Island Park Drive, will boast a 400-seat theatre, rehearsal halls, catering kitchen, community gathering spaces, and other mixed use and retail spaces.

The additional fundraising campaign will finance theatre design, permitting, and hiring staff. DIPAC’s national fundraising campaign is scheduled for launch this October. This will be the first performing arts center for Berkeley County.

In a statement founder Mary Gould says, “I also envision establishing South Carolina’s first League of Resident Theatres (LORT) theatre at DIPAC as the anchor tenant. LORT is a prestigious designation for a regional destination theatre that provides a significant economic engine for its community. LORT theatres also are incubators for Broadway productions, are eligible for regional Tony awards, and expand opportunities for performing artists living and working in the community.”

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