The Manatee Players might be taking another big step toward completing its new theater.
Manatee County commissioners are exploring giving a minimum of $250,000 from Tourist Development Council overage money as a matching grant toward the completion of the Manatee Performing Arts Center near Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton.
The Manatee Players recently raised $1.75 million toward the new, multi-use facility scheduled for completion next March. The $250,000 grant, when matched, would leave the community theater troupe within $600,000 of money needed to open the doors to its new home.
—File photo of the Manatee Performing Arts Center by PAUL VIDELA/Bradenton Herald.