Brady Sullivan of Manchester, one of New England’s fastest growing property management companies, recently committed a leadership gift of $100,000 to the Nashua Performing Arts Center through the New Hampshire Tax Credit Program, according to Rich Lannan, president of Nashua Community Arts.
“Brady Sullivan is committed to community involvement in all the cities where our properties are located,” said Arthur Sullivan. “We understand that a vibrant arts and culture scene enhances the quality of life for all residents, draws visitors, and makes a city a place where people want to work and live. The Performing Arts Center will bring excitement and activity to Nashua’s downtown and we are happy to support it.”
“We are grateful to Brady Sullivan for their investment in Nashua’s Performing Arts Center and their belief that the arts are an economic driver for the city, as well as providing exciting experiences for the residents of their Nashua properties,” said Mayor Jim Donchess.
The Performing Arts Center will be located at 201 Main Street in the heart of Downtown Nashua. Designed by ICON Architecture, it will be a flexible venue with retractable seats in the main-floor audience chamber to accommodate diverse theatrical and musical performances, comedy, family shows, corporate and nonprofit events, and celebrations such as weddings and other private gatherings. The Performing Arts Center will seat up to 750, hold up to 1,000 standing, and offer banquet seating for 270 people.
The Nashua Performing Arts Center will be operated by Spectacle Management of Lexington, MA. Spectacle books and operates seven other performing arts venues in New England and projects the Performing Arts Center will attract 70,000 people annually to downtown by its third year of operation.
Nashua Community Arts is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit associated with the Nashua Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit www.nashuacommunityarts.org.
Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess, left, is shown with Arthur Sullivan, of Brady Sullivan, at the future site of the Performing Arts Center in Downtown Nashua.
Floor plan blueprints for Nashua’s Performing Arts Center, developed by ICON Architecture.