LONDONDERRY — Planning Board members heard early details about a plan a local couple has to bring theater space to town for classes, workshops and eventually performances.

At the Nov. 6 meeting, Daniel Gore presented the concept Ovation Theatre Company has developed in hopes of bringing a performance venue to a property at 61 Harvey Road.

Planning officials approved Gore's request to rezone the property from Industrial II to Gateway Business to allow for the proposal.

Gore's wife, Meg, has led and directed Matthew Thornton Elementary School's drama club for several years.

Gore said he and his wife have lived in Londonderry for more than 20 years.

"The vision to create her own company came to fruition this year," Gore said.

For the project they are seeking the best space to support classes, workshops, summer camp and eventually a performance space.

Negotiations are underway to purchase the property, Gore said.

The plan is in phases, Gore said, with the initial one being securing the right zoning and then using the existing space for classes and workshops.

That would required some interior renovations.

The second part of the plan, Gore said, is to some day create a "black box" style venue, with an intimate feel and up to 150 seats.

That space could be a 40-by-80-foot structure, the biggest given parking regulations in place at the property.

Gore said more information would be coming before the board as details are put in place.

The board made no further decisions as this was a conceptual discussion only.

Gore invited anyone wanting to learn more about Ovation to visit ovationtc.com.

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