This 600 seat performing arts center is the centerpiece in the revitalization of Alexandria’s Downtown Cultural Arts District. Located on a full city block, the resolution of the building’s exterior incorporates the detailing found on many of the surrounding buildings in the historic downtown district.
The luminous arched marquee spanning out to Third Street, grill work, stone base, and brick detailing all work together to sensitively place this new building within its context. While the exterior acknowledges the past, the interior houses a full-fledged contemporary arts venue.
The new facility is well suited to the requirements of increasingly contemporary performances by incorporating state-of-the-art lighting, rigging, and sound systems. Support spaces include dressing rooms, green room, a scenery shop with loading dock, storage, and concessions.