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A new use for an old B Street Theatre building

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Construction is about halfway done on the new B Street Theatre complex at 27th Street and Capitol Avenue in Sacramento. The $29 million complex will include two stages, a 380-seat venue for children's theater and a 250-seat venue for adults. Theat
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Construction is about halfway done on the new B Street Theatre complex at 27th Street and Capitol Avenue in Sacramento. The $29 million complex will include two stages, a 380-seat venue for children's theater and a 250-seat venue for adults. Theat

One of the performance spaces at the former B Street Theatre in midtown Sacramento is being turned into a worship and gathering space for a church.

Society Church, a Christian church that currently holds services at Beatnik Studios in downtown, is seeking a conditional-use permit “to establish an assembly use for religious worship services” at 2711 B St. The permit is up for approval by the planning and design commission at its meeting on Thursday.

The church is proposing to use the building on the western side of the property, bordering the elevated railroad tracks. The other building is currently being used by a theater group called Celebration Arts, according to a city staff report.

Society Church serves more than 150 people, most of whom live in or near the central city, according to the staff report. The church's website says, "The urban core of Sacramento represents an even broader need for the Christian Church to re-engage in the urban core of our cities."

B Street recently opened the Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts at 27th Street and Capitol Avenue. The $30 million complex took years to plan and build, finally replacing the space the company called home for about three decades.

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