El Sol Theater

We found a home! Virus Theater is fundraising and planning for the renovation and transformation of El Sol Theater into El Sol Performing Arts Center, a 200+ seat venue for theater, music, dance, and other performances, along with film screenings, conferences, festivals, and other presentations.

El Sol will also be a home to arts education programming, supporting our community's youth and adults in advancing skills in a variety of arts, including acting, play-writing, technical theater, dance, circus, music and more! Virus Theater will be the resident theater company at El Sol, and will be part of a performance schedule that includes other local theater companies, and local, regional and touring performers and presenters.

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Construction continues in phases, subject to the amount of funds raised. We pause construction for time to rehearse, construct sets, and perform, and then we're back to plans and improvements.

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Here is what we really would like to get done in the next year:

Heating and cooling system, sprinkler system, balcony access remodel, second bathroom remodel, addition of the bar, purchasing of minimal lighting equipment, sound equipment, and acoustical improvements. Approximate cost: $120,000.

Here is what we would like to complete over the next few years:

New theater seating, adding dressing rooms and a green room, purchasing a full set of theatrical lights, completing the Phase Two wiring necessary to run the lights, purchasing a projector and screen. Approximate cost: $160,000.

Check out some of our local Silver City performing groups:
→ Theater Group NM [ Website ]
→ Silver City Community Theater [ Website ]

Through a hybrid business model, Virus Theater will partner with El Sol Theater, LLC, which will hire a theater manager and provide a full performance schedule for the times when El Sol is not in use by Virus Theater.

With over $90,000 since October 2015, we've completed:

  • installation of the steel sound booth and catwalk
  • design and fabrication of the new front gate for El Sol
  • extension of the front stage & construction of the side stages
  • electrical work, emergency exit, and ADA compliance

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El Sol Theater
406 N. Bullard Street,
Silver City, New Mexico

Located in Historic Downtown Silver City