New Home Design in Final Stages

the-main-stage-300x220.jpgWe are thrilled to report that Theatre for a New Audience’s new home in the BAM Cultural District is officially in its final design phase!

Hugh Hardy and his team at H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture will set our beautiful 27,500-square-foot building on its final site on Ashland Place, where it will face an Arts Plaza designed by landscape architect Ken Smith.

The interior of the 299-seat Main Stage, inspired by the Cottesloe Theatre of London’s Royal National Theatre, will remain unchanged from the original design. As initially planned, the complex will also include a 50-seat Studio for performance, rehearsal and events; book and refreshment kiosks; theatrical support spaces; and a welcoming transparent façade.

We have raised $46.6M of a total Campaign goal of $56.5M, nearly 83%! We anticipate announcing the new design in late spring or early summer, breaking ground in early 2011, and celebrating completion in fall, 2012.

The theatre will be the first new arts construction in the District and one of only a handful of green theatre complexes in the country, with a target of at least LEED Silver Certification.

For more information on our new home, including a map of the BAM Cultural District, please click here.