Phase 7 of the ‘Entertain the Future!’ Capital Campaign will expand the PAC’s existing Studio Theatre and the PAC parking lot.
The Studio Theatre was originally designed to serve as a rehearsal space. For a number of Resident Artist Teams, the intimate setting of the Studio Theatre is more appropriate for their performance needs than the larger Silverman Theatre.
Phase 7 will expand the Studio Theatre’s audience capacity from 80 to 150 which will optimize its use as an intimate venue. Flexible and safe audience seating will allow for creative usage of the space. The lighting and sound systems will be updated by repurposing and modernizing the equipment from the Alice Silverman. By increasing the variety of shows available, the typical spectator may double or triple their own personal attendance rate per year. The reconfiguration will include a separate entry into the Studio Theatre.
Phase 7 will also expand the support space, creating more rehearsal space and reconfiguring the Green Room, dressing rooms, kitchen and performer’s restrooms for daily use and meeting needs. This will allow the Studio and Silverman Theatres to operate simultaneously.
The parking lot for the PAC will need to be reconfigured to allow for expansion of the Studio Theatre into the existing driveway. The reconfigured lot will have greater accessibility and additional parking.
The estimated completion date for this Phase is 2017.