Last night Vancouver park commissioners voted unanimously to boost audience capacity by more than 50% at Bard on the Beach.
Robert Barr, managing director of Bard on the Beach, told the Park board that the seating increase would take place over two seasons. In 2011, the main-stage-tent capacity will go up from 520 to 750. In 2012, the studio-tent capacity will rise from 240 to 400 patrons.
The park board has asked the festival to conduct a traffic study to determine how to mitigate the impact of an increase in parking demand. Barr said that that the company has already retained a consulting firm, which will deliver a proposed parking and traffic plan based on current and predicted impacts on the neighbourhood.
Last modified: October 19, 2010