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One of the transformations we’re most excited about at Center Stage is the redesign of the Head Theater.
“We are changing everything,” said John Owens, designer of the theater from internationally acclaimed theater design company Charcoalblue. “We’ve studied lots of different theaters, and we’ve come up with a scheme that provides flexibility.”
The new Head Theater will offer:
Variety between shows The new space will offer three major configurations: End Stage, Thrust, and Proscenium
Enhanced experience The theater has been designed with state-of-the-art technical equipment and improved acoustics.
Save your seats The new seating area has been designed to allow Members to keep ownership of the seats they request at the beginning of the season.
Audience accessibility The dynamic space will create a natural flow from the lobby into the theater, allowing for greater accessibility for all patrons and a more cohesive experience.
The result? A more intimate theater experience.
“Closeness is about experiencing the art together as a community,” explained John. “The reason we attend live theater is because we can experience that drama first hand and feel the passion of the actor. That’s why we’re bringing everybody a lot closer.”
“It’s an act of communion, really,” said Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. “It’s an act of us all being here together, sharing and feeling.” Experience new configurations of the Head Theater during our 2016/17 Season. And learn more about our incredible lineup of plays.