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The Torch Celebrates 5 Years!

  The Torch Theatre turns five this October and we are celebrating with $5 shows all month long!   In 2006 longform took off in downtown Phoenix. Apollo 12 and Galapagos were already performing regularly and leading the charge through

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And so it begins…

We are officially, legally, completely, absolutely certified for occupancy. After a long road, including hours and hours of volunteer hours, lots of donated dollars and goods, we are open for business! Shows are happening, people are laughing and the dream

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Structurally Sound

One more inspection down. The structural inspection went through with flying colors. What is the structural inspection? Mostly what it sounds like; making sure that any physical additions we’ve made to the space are structurally sound. In our case, that

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Starting To Look Like a Theatre

The drywall has been hung and taped. Corner bead has been nailed up. Mud has been applied. Sandpaper has smoothed the edges. In other words, we have walls. Surfacing needs to be done in the next few days so we

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Electrical Approved

Our first inspection went down today. The electrical inspector pointed out a couple of very minor changes that we were able to implement and then gave us the thumbs up to begin drywall work. That means drywall will be installed

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Love Letters

It’s Valentine’s Day. What better day to send a love letter. The Torch has been a big part of our lives for a few years and when the doors open on the new space at 4721, the theatre and the

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Meet Brad Johnson

One of the many many people involved in opening a new space is a general contractor. After Jim, our architect, completed the plans for our new floor layout and it got a stamp of approval from City Hall, we needed

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You Must Destroy to Create

The Torch has a build permit and we’ve wasted no time getting going on building a home for improv in the valley. After securing written consent from our landlord, we began work on building the new space. Of course before

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Builders Gonna Build

The build permit has been granted. A build schedule is being assembled. Construction will begin soon so we can receive our Certificate of Occupancy. This is the home stretch.

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Front to Back

After a few weeks of revisions, the plans we submitted to City Hall they were approved and a build permit was made available to us. Which was great news! Except… The approved plans required some demolition to our floor and

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