Research consistently shows that a strong and dynamic arts environment brings significant benefits to residents and visitors. Yet the Lake Tahoe area does not have a regional performing, visual and cultural arts center on par with other mountain resort destinations. This is about to change. Featuring an approximate 60,000-square-foot complex, The Stages at Northstar contains three primary theatres and other space for diverse programming and multi-use events. It is designed as a regional theatre complex to complement surrounding community theatres and existing arts events with programming that can accommodate world-class, year-round performances and cultural opportunities. Most of all, The Stages will enhance economic vitality, provide exceptional educational advantages for people of all ages, enrich the quality of life for current and future generations, and serve as a destination point for the entire region.