Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Theater Lab

The Theater Lab is the only experimental theater space in the suite at the Kennedy Center. JMT Architecture designed a complete reinterpretation of the Theater Lab. The new design increases the capacity from 350 to 400 seats about a thrust stage, changes the theater from a north-south orientation to an east-west orientation, creates a new public entrance and corridor linking the north and south galleries of the terrace level and provides new wings space, dressing rooms and back stage support. The venue now supports a variety of artistic productions and flexibility was a fundamental criteria for the renovation project. The transformed Theater Lab is now one of the most intimate and unique theaters in the Kennedy Center’s constellation of performance venues.

Type

Renovation

Size

12,000 GSF

Location

Washington D.C.

Client

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Services

Architecture
Programming
Interior Design
Project Administration
Construction Administration