We would like to share an update with you on the progress we've made since our Aug.15 flood, thanks, in large part, to your generous donations and our community of volunteers!
The following is a list of the steps we have taken to date, representing "Act 1" of our flood recovery effort:
The Mill Room, Kitchen, and Granite Room floors and Mill Room floor lobby and restrooms have been professionally cleaned.
The Granite Room has been completely gutted, with all tables, chairs, equipment, and sheet rock walls and ceiling removed.
We have secured new tables and chairs for both dining rooms.
We have seven dehumidifiers working tirelessly to remove moisture from both dining rooms.
We were able to save the hardwood floor in The Mill Room.
Volunteers have worked with our technical director in cleaning the shop and storage trailers.
The majority of equipment and scenery housed in our storage trailers have been cleaned, dried, treated, and replaced.
The storage trailers in the back of the building were placed back on their moorings.
Volunteers cleared out all the kitchen equipment, dishes, pots and pans and placed them in storage for cleaning.
Needless to say, we could not have come this far without your help. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your continued encouragement, support, and generosity. Stay tuned for Act 2!
Swift Creek Mill Theatre is a not-for-profit organization that relies on contributions to enable us to bring quality performing arts and educational programs to the community. Your tax-deductible gift will be recognized in our MainStage production playbills, in print and on our website. Gifts may also be made anonymously.
Please take a moment to review our giving options, below, and feel free to call us at (804) 748-5203 with any questions. Thank you for your interest in supporting performing arts in your community!
Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been a Richmond and Tri-Cities institution since 1965. We currently produce five Mainstage Season shows and three or more Youth Theatre productions annually, including world-premiere musicals and one-of-a-kind children’s shows developed and written by local professionals. The playhouse also hosts youth theatre camps.
We’ve come a long way since the Callahans, the Rubins, and the Richardsons took a 300-year old grist mill and turned it into an intimate space for the production of so many splendid theatrical experiences. More than four decades and 300 productions later, the Mill is still going strong in its historic location.
Producing high-quality professional theatre requires an enormous commitment of resources, and ticket sales cover only part of the costs. It is only through the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations that we are able to keep ticket prices affordable. Please consider making a generous contribution to Swift Creek Mill Theatre.
Sometimes community members and business owners offer support in other ways as well, be it volunteering, donating office supplies, printing, services, and other things that simply help make The Mill better.
Please call Jennifer Procise at (804) 748-5203 for more information about corporate giving, our Annual Fund Campaign, and your specific volunteering skills.