Amphitheaters and pavillions


Theater type Performing Arts Center/Touring Broadway Road House

Project type Renovation and Restoration

Completed January 1995

Total project cost $17 million

Seat count 1,600 to 2,084

Architect  Ellerbe Becket Architects – Los Angeles

Theater consultant Theatre Projects Consultants

Owners representative  Gordon Davidson, Founding Artistic Director/Producer of the Center Theatre Group

Website taperahmanson.com

Venue name

Place, Country (State)  |  Month YYYY

A $17 million renovation of the Ahmanson Theatre brought the venue’s balcony and mezzanine closer to the stage, lowered the ceiling and reduced the width of the auditorium, making the theater as suitable for intimate stage plays as it is for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and other mega-musicals. The major renovation was designed to enhance the theater’s acoustics, improve sightlines and allow for more flexible seating arrangements. As a result of the reconfiguration, the Ahmanson can now be instantly transformed from a 2,084-seat theater to a cozier 1,600-seat venue.

 

 

Venue name

Place, Country (State)  |  Month YYYY

A $17 million renovation of the Ahmanson Theatre brought the venue’s balcony and mezzanine closer to the stage, lowered the ceiling and reduced the width of the auditorium, making the theater as suitable for intimate stage plays as it is for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and other mega-musicals. The major renovation was designed to enhance the theater’s acoustics, improve sightlines and allow for more flexible seating arrangements. As a result of the reconfiguration, the Ahmanson can now be instantly transformed from a 2,084-seat theater to a cozier 1,600-seat venue.

 


Acoustically, the hall is a natural marvel. You would expect that from a theater carefully designed to glorify the unamplified human voice.
— Marc Shulgold, Rocky Mountain News Music and Dance Critic

Theater Type Performing Arts Center 
Project Type Renovation and Restoration
Location Denver, Colorado
Completion September 2005
Total Project Cost $92 million
Seat Count 2,268
Architect Semple Brown Design
Theater Consultant Public Assembly Consultants, Inc.
Owner’s Representative Rodney Smith, General Manager of the Denver Performing Arts Complex


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Theater Type: Performing Arts Center/ Specialty Broadcast/Touring Broadway Road House
Project Type: New Construction
Total Project Cost: $615 million
Seat Count: 3,500 
Architects: The Rockwell Group, Altoon & Porter and Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn
Theater Consultant: Theatre Projects Consultants
Owner’s Representative: Doug Curtis, TrizecHahn

Website kodaktheatre.com

Venue name

Place, Country (State)  |  Month YYYY

A $17 million renovation of the Ahmanson Theatre brought the venue’s balcony and mezzanine closer to the stage, lowered the ceiling and reduced the width of the auditorium, making the theater as suitable for intimate stage plays as it is for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and other mega-musicals. The major renovation was designed to enhance the theater’s acoustics, improve sightlines and allow for more flexible seating arrangements. As a result of the reconfiguration, the Ahmanson can now be instantly transformed from a 2,084-seat theater to a cozier 1,600-seat venue.

 


The Kodak Theatre has succeeded from the start, winning a prestigious award for great acoustics and design and filling up with 207 bookings last year, including concert dates by Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand.
— Newsweek

Venue name

Place, Country (State)  |  Month YYYY

A $17 million renovation of the Ahmanson Theatre brought the venue’s balcony and mezzanine closer to the stage, lowered the ceiling and reduced the width of the auditorium, making the theater as suitable for intimate stage plays as it is for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and other mega-musicals. The major renovation was designed to enhance the theater’s acoustics, improve sightlines and allow for more flexible seating arrangements. As a result of the reconfiguration, the Ahmanson can now be instantly transformed from a 2,084-seat theater to a cozier 1,600-seat venue.

 

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Theater Type: Performing Arts Center 
Project Type: Renovation and Restoration
Location: Culver City, California
Completion: September 2004
Total Project Cost: $12 million
Seat Count: 300
Architect: Steven Ehrlich Architects
Theater Consultant: Theatre Projects Consultants
Owner’s Representative: Anthony Byrnes, Center Theatre Group Associate Producer


There’s just something magical about a theater this size, where even the seats in the last row are terrific. [Such a venue] makes the theater-going experience even more of a communal event.
— Gordon Davidson, Founding Artistic Director/Producer of the Center Theatre Group

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Theater Type: Performing Arts Center
Project Type: Renovation and Restoration
Location: Seattle, Washington
Completion: March 1999
Seat Count: 900 (Great Hall); 300 (black box cabaret)
Owner’s Representative: David Brewster, Town Hall Seattle Founder and former Executive Director 
Web Site: www.townhallseattle.org

Venue name

Place, Country (State)  |  Month YYYY

A $17 million renovation of the Ahmanson Theatre brought the venue’s balcony and mezzanine closer to the stage, lowered the ceiling and reduced the width of the auditorium, making the theater as suitable for intimate stage plays as it is for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and other mega-musicals. The major renovation was designed to enhance the theater’s acoustics, improve sightlines and allow for more flexible seating arrangements. As a result of the reconfiguration, the Ahmanson can now be instantly transformed from a 2,084-seat theater to a cozier 1,600-seat venue.

 


The stately acoustics of Seattle’s Town Hall provide a perfect setting for a singular musical experience that is both stimulating and contemplative
— Earshot Jazz

Other recording facilities

Armstrong Hall at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Christiansen Hall of Music Renovations, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Community College of Aurora, Aurora, CO

Concordia University, Weller Hall, Seward, NE

Dalton Theatre Renovation, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Dittman Center for Art and Dance, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Herb Alpert Educational Village, Santa Monica, California*

John and Dede Howard Music Building, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI

Kenneth King Academic and Performing Arts Cente, Denver, Colorado

Kent Denver School, Denver, Colorado

Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood Colorado

Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, 
Grand Junction, CO

Actors' Alley  North Hollywood, CA  |  Month YYYY

Arvada Center Expansion (Phase III) Arvada, Colorado  |  Month YYYY

Colorado Ballet Denver, Colorado  |  Month YYYY

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Colorado Springs, Colorado  |  Month YYYY

Dittman Center for Art and Dance St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota  |  Month YYYY

Flint Barn Centerville, Delaware  |  Month YYYY

Ivy Substation Culver City, CA  |  Month YYYY

Kenneth King Academic and Performing Arts Center Denver, Colorado  |  Month YYYY

New World Symphony Sound Space Miami Beach, FL*  |  Month YYYY

Playwrights’ Center Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Month YYYY

Royce Auditorium Grand Rapids, MI  |  Month YYYY

University of Southern California Bing Theatre  Los Angeles, California  |  Month YYYY

World Trade Center Performing Arts Complex  New York, New York  |  Month YYYY