School for Deaf reopens renovated auditorium



Vancouver — The Washington School for the Deaf is hosting a public grand reopening of Lloyd Auditorium beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Built in 1954, the auditorium has been closed for three years while $2.5 million in renovations were made. That included ADA accessibility, new seats, stage apron and state-of-the-art digital multimedia geared to enhance the experience for individuals with hearing impairments.

At 5:30 p.m. WSD graduate Guy Wonder, the school’s artist in residence, will help unveil student artwork. At 6:30 p.m. John Maucere, a deaf actor, will perform after the ribbon cutting. For details, visit