At the formal opening of the ‘Twin Towers’ on March 26, 1986, the then Governor of the Bank, Dr. Euric Bobb, indicated that the Auditorium was designed “not only to serve the Central Bank’s needs, but also as a civic contribution which would, hopefully assist in enhancing the performing arts in Trinidad and Tobago.” Over the years, the Central Bank Auditorium has earned a reputation as a popular venue for national cultural expression. The range of performances has included recitals, concerts and dramatic presentations. The Auditorium is located at the South–East corner of the Central Bank building.
Patrons of the Central Bank’s Auditorium have been eagerly awaiting its re-opening following upgrade and refurbishment works on the space. The refurbishment of the Auditorium has ensured that the venue remains a state-of-the-art facility for the performing arts with patrons receiving the high quality of service to which they have become accustomed. The facility has a seating capacity for 411 and provides modern computerized lighting and sound systems. The backstage areas have also been upgraded. The two dressing rooms, each of which can accommodate eight persons, are fully outfitted with plasma screen TV monitors allowing backstage artistes to view performances on stage. The auditorium re-opened on March 10th 2012.
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