Kenai gifts land to Triumvirate for new theater

Jul 9, 2021

Joe Rizzo in what was previously the Triumvirate North lobby. A fire razed the building in February.
Credit Sabine Poux/KDLL

Triumvirate Theatre has been without a home since its Nikiski facility burned down this February. 

Now, the operation’s moving to Kenai. The Kenai City Council approved a land donation for the nonprofit this week.

The parcel is about two acres near Daubenspeck Park. Council members Wednesday voted unanimously to give the land to Triumvirate for its new theater.

"Perhaps we can create an attractive destination for culture within our city," said council member Jim Glendening.

Triumvirate is submitting a grant request to the Rasmuson Foundation later this month to spot other rebuilding costs. To get the grant, it needs to come up with a match from donations. Executive Director Joe Rizzo said Kenai’s land donation will count toward that match.

He said Triumvirate hopes to have the new theater open by spring 2023. 

There's a concert Friday evening at 6 p.m. to benefit the Triumvirate rebuilding fund, at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Learn more and buy tickets here.