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Civic Auditorium and Convention Centre

The Centre

Evansville, Indiana
Type
Renovation/Addition
Size
82,079/208,570 SF
Size
$35,000,000
Completed
October 1999

Funded by the county’s food and beverage tax, this project houses a clear-span exhibition hall equipped with water and compressed air for all vendor booths; a 2,600 seat auditorium; plus a ballroom and divisible meeting rooms.

Raising the auditorium roof from 35 to 90 feet, VPS Architecture designed a rejuvenated theater that includes two lower levels, a grand tier, and a balcony. VPS was challenged throughout the process to use resources wisely and produce optimum spaces for groups of four to over four thousand.

For an investment totaling $35 million, Vanderburgh County built this mix of facilities, including a fully operational commercial kitchen, for a wide range of events. The result is a flexible venue that can accommodate state conventions, local and regional meetings, and a variety of musical and theatrical presentations.

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