The University of Regina recently celebrated the grand reopening of its Darke Hall, which has been restored over the past six years. Darke Hall was first unveiled in 1929 as “a temple to the arts and a centre for cultural activity,” and has been restored so that the public can use it again. The renovations cost around $18.5M and took six years to complete, and included upgrades to the lighting and rigging systems, improved sight lines, more spacious seats for viewers, and better acoustics. The Darke Hall Society will run the building’s operations, while the hall will continue to be owned by URegina. “I look at what once was the glory of Darke Hall and I see that once again coming through,” said URegina President Jeff Keshen. “It’s bringing life back to what had been a real hallmark of the community.” URegina| CTV News| 980 CJME Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.