Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

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The Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts (TCPA) is performing arts centre located on the campus of Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Completed in 2015, it is home to the 787-seat Bella Concert Hall.[1]


The idea of a new performing arts centre to accommodate the growing Mount Royal Conservatory was planned as far back as 1999, but did not move forward until construction began in 2011. The creation of the TCPA was made possible by a $21 million donation from Don Taylor of the Taylor family, which spurred further donations, such as from the federal government ($20 million), the provincial government ($20 million), and the municipal government ($10.3 million). Additional funding came from financing, donors, and university reserves for a total of $19.2 million in additional funds.[1]

Construction began in 2011 and took 4 years to complete. The centre opened in July of 2015, except for the Bella Concert Hall, which opened in August of 2015. The total cost came to over $90 million.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Hunt, Stephen; August 26, Calgary Herald Updated; 2015 (2015-08-26). "Bella Concert Hall opens its doors at Mount Royal University | Calgary Herald". Retrieved 2020-01-13.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "| MRU". www.mtroyal.ca. Retrieved 2020-04-16.

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