MAD completed Phase One of the “Setting the Stage” campaign by expanding the entry plaza with a new Dining Terrace as well as redesigning and expanding the adjacent Artistic Support building. New building volumes were introduced to accommodate expanded program, and the architecture sensitively follows the aesthetic of the existing Crosby Theatre. A new grey wall plane along the landscaped entry delineates the expanded building, while unifying the upper and lower levels of the Twomey Terrace.
New wood-clad concession areas were designed to fit into sloped site conditions at the periphery of the Theatre. The public amenities are greatly improved with new restroom facilities and additional plaza gathering areas.
At the rear of the Opera house, the dressing rooms and costume shop facilities were increased by over 11,000 SF on three levels. Music practice rooms and a series of highly technical support spaces now efficiently connect “back of house” activities with the widened stage wing and new lift. See Phase 2 for additional completed work.