The Bridge Street Project


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About the Bridge Street Project

KVMR Community Radio and the Nevada Theatre Commission joined together in in 2013 to build a new home for KVMR that also adds backstage space to the 150 year old theater. The Bridge Street Project was completed in early 2015, helping both KVMR and the Nevada Theatre fulfill their missions of bringing people together to celebrate performing and visual arts and give voice to the community through discourse and action. This unique building project keeps KVMR downtown Nevada City, where it has grown and thrived for more than two decades.

The partnership strengthens the mission of each organization, as it has added to the vibrancy of the Bridge Street cultural corridor and improved the landscape of downtown Nevada City.

With this new building, KVMR looks forward to expanding the diversity and reach of its programming with additional studios and new equipment. The new state-of-the-art performance studio welcomes local, regional and national artists to present live music. Space for pre-production will allow for development of more programming for national syndication, and programming of KVMR’s second digital channel. The acoustically designed broadcast studios and production suites have improved the sound quality of KVMR broadcasts.

The Nevada Theatre gained roughly 1500 square feet of backstage space for flexible use as a dressing room or green room and set storage. An elevator accessible from the KVMR space now provides access for persons with disabilities to the theatre stage level. The infrastructure is now in place to broadcast events at the Theatre live on KVMR.

Be a Part of this Historic Project!

This is truly a community project. Roughly half of the $4 million cost has been donated or pledged by the generous fans and friends of KVMR and the Nevada Theatre, and we continue to invite the community to help us retire the remaining obligation. A few opportunities remain to name rooms or the entire building for donations of $5,000 or more. Please join us in this collaboration that is creating a cultural legacy for our community.

For more information about how you can support the Bridge Street Project, please contact Capital Campaign Chairman Michael Young at or at 530-265-9073, x1070.