In addition to being the new home for the Variety! show, the newly constructed Badgett Playhouse will be the host location for many new events coming to Grand Rivers.
These include other theatrical endeavors such as children’s theatre, movies, educational plays for local schools and special one night engagements by performers and groups from the local and national stage.
In addition to the theatrical, it will also be used for conventions, private rentals for weddings and receptions, and seminars for both business and educational applications.
The Playhouse is a 6,000 square foot facility located on JH O’Bryan in Grand Rivers behind the existing Welcome Center. It will have a brand-new state of the art sound and lighting system (including moving light fixtures). The sound system is being installed by Brett Jarvis of Childress Music, a company located near Branson, MO. The lighting is being installed and designed by Adam Stover, the former lighting director for the Calvin Gilmore Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, SC. The auditorium is acoustically designed for the highest in sound and show quality. The facility will be outfitted with new curtains and stage rigging from Rose Brand, a leader in its industry with offices in Los Angeles and New York.
The 285 seat Playhouse is designed as a multi-use facility. The auditorium structure is designed with seven ten-foot plateaus with three rows of seating on each.