TheatreSquared

Fayetteville, Arkansas

TheatreSquared’s new 50,000 square-foot home unites two state-of-the-art theatres, the company’s first dedicated rehearsal space, offices, education and community space, on-site workshops for scenery, props and costumes, eight dedicated guest artist apartments, outdoor terraces at three levels, and an always-open café/bar at the active corner of West & Spring.

Board-formed architectural concrete wraps both theatre volumes to perfectly isolate performances from even the blast of a freight train’s horn one block away.

In Marvel Architects’ innovative design, the artistic spaces, far from hidden, actually project from the facade. The studio, rehearsal space, and mainstage are all plainly visible from the street, so that no matter where you stand outside, it’s clear the building’s purpose is to create and experience live theatre.

Sustainable through-and-through, the project exceeds national standards with repurposed building materials, all-LED lights, furniture milled from trees on site, enhanced commissioning, and efficient systems. Behind the building, an artist’s patio will be constructed out of reclaimed brick from a 150-year old structure that once stood near the old Fayetteville Depot.

See the TheatreSquared website: ournextstage.org
renderings by Kilograph