LAMB Arts Regional Theatre Announces Renovation of 625 Douglas Building

LAMB Arts Regional Theatre & School announces a capital campaign to turn the building at 625 Douglas St., (previously home to KCAU-TV), into a performing arts center that will be the new home for the theatre. The 625 Douglas project is contingent on City Council approval of a $350,000 Economic Development loan from the City of Sioux City that will allow the nonprofit organization to purchase the KCAU-TV building.

“This project will restore this historic building to its original purpose in 1909 as a place of entertainment and community,” says Diana Wooley, CEO of Lamb Arts Ltd. “It will completely reimagine the interior of the building, in order to reveal new and exciting ways the arts can enhance our community through the power of the arts,” she said.

The restored building, an $11 million project, will include a 250-seat thrust theatre, as well as a 120-seat studio theatre and a smaller cabaret-style theatre, all surrounding a beautiful 2-story atrium with skylight. Additional space will be available for classrooms, rehearsal areas and dressing rooms. Russell Wooley, LAMB Arts Regional Theatre Artistic & Managing Director, said, “We’re proud to say that this renovation, along with the excellence and innovation of LAMB Theatre, will rival cities much larger than ours.”

Original Sioux City Auditorium Artist concept of new theatre Artist concept of new lobby at 625 Douglas