Shows canceled at Auburn Avenue Theater

The City of Auburn posted an update on the status of the Auburn Avenue Theater after it was condemned earlier this month due to safety concerns.

The building received a condemnation notice following the demolition of the Max House Apartments next door. As the first step in the process, a structural engineer visited the theater on Tuesday, Jan. 4, for a preliminary evaluation of the building, according to the city.

After the preliminary evaluation, the city canceled all performances at the theater through March. Ticketholders will be contacted individually for a refund or for change of venue information, according to the city.

The city expects to have a completed structural report by the end of January 2022. Once the report is finished, the city will decide what actions to take next to re-open the theater, depending on the findings of the report.