Main Allard Hall theatre named in recognition of Ron and Dorothy Triffo
The Triffo Theatre was named in recognition of Ron and Dorothy Triffo, who made a generous donation toward the construction of Allard Hall. “The Triffo family are enthusiastic supporters of the arts,” says MacEwan President Deborah Saucier. “Educating the next generation of visual artists, musicians, actors, stage managers, curators and volunteer coordinators requires special dedicated facilities and Triffo Theatre plays a huge part in that.”
The Triffos have long been committed to community development. As a chairman emeritus for Stantec, Ron Triffo is recognized as a skilled engineer, businessman and community leader. He and Dorothy are known for their passionate support of Edmonton and Alberta institutions and philanthropic causes.
“ We are delighted to help provide a learning environment that is both innovative and inspiring.” Ron Triffo
“The Triffo family is proud to support MacEwan University, especially its students in the performing arts,” says Ron Triffo. “The arts are essential to a vibrant, dynamic and thoughtful community. We are delighted to help provide a learning environment that is both innovative and inspiring.”
The Triffo Theatre is a 419-seat, purpose-built teaching theatre that features industry-quality acoustics, fixtures and technology. It will host a variety of student theatrical and musical performances and will be integral to graduating well-rounded, future-ready students in the performing arts, design studies, and arts and cultural management.
“The generosity of Ron and Dorothy is so important to MacEwan University and our students,” says Deborah. “Their gift will help us continue to be a destination for arts-inclined students across the country. It will allow us to build on our already fantastic academic programming.”
Allard Hall officially opened on September 27, 2017. The first production held in the Triffo was Sister Act, which opened on November 23, 2017.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.