The Renovations

The Cabot’s New Viewing Platform and Orchestra Seats. Photo © Lauren Poussard

The work to renovate and revitalize The Cabot will be done in three phases over the next few years. The theater will be fully restored inside and out, and all systems will be upgraded and modernized.

Renovation Phases ($5 million total budget)

Phase One – ($.7 million) Complete!

◆ Secure fire escapes to meet all building codes and ensure safety
◆ Installation of digital cinema projection system
◆ Installation of state-of-the-art theater sound system
◆ Renovation of the marquee
◆ Installation of 350 new seats on the first floor and viewing platform on Orchestra level

Phase Two – ($3.1 million) Complete!

◆ Engineering and installation of a modern, high performance HVAC system now complete!
◆ Upgrade fire alarm and sprinkler system
◆ Renovate first floor storefront into attractive bar/lounge
◆ Installation of all new balcony seats
◆ Two new sets of front doors
◆ New glass canopies and banners
◆ Exterior repairs and painting


Inside The Cabot’s attic. Photo © Bob Stoneham

See more attic photos here

Phase Three – ($1.7 million)

◆ New box office and concession stands and equipment
◆ New state-of-the-art stage lighting to attract top acts
◆ Renovate artist hospitality areas (green rooms)
◆ Renovate side balconies for premium seating
◆ Renovate rest room facilities
◆ Restore lobby & rose window
◆ Interior repairs and painting