HYDE PARK – The Lamoille County Players, stewards of the historic Hyde Park Opera House, have received a $25,200 cultural facilities matching grant that they received from the Vermont Arts Council and their partners at the Vermont Historical Society, the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation, and the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services. These grants help Vermont nonprofit organizations and municipalities enhance, create, or expand the capacity of an existing building to provide cultural activities for the public and foster cultural vitality.
The grant was for upgrades to the Hyde Park Opera House lighting system. The old lighting and electrical system was outdated and inefficient, and the support bars were difficult to access. The new system is more energy efficient and will enhance future theatrical productions with improved color spectrum and lighting capabilities.