Asset Classes: Arts, Community, and Theaters
Project Year: 2004
Following an eighteen-month and $30 million rehabilitation, the grand space is once again the toast of Tennessee, now as a state-of-the-art performing arts center. It retained its classic ticket booth, elegant foyer and grand lobby, elliptical auditorium and a classic Wurlitzer organ. The rehabilitation drastically improved the Theatre’s capacity to serve host live performances. This includes extensive renovation of its outdated facilities, such as the installation of a cargo elevator, repair of broken and uncomfortable seating, expansion of the stage and new lighting and sound equipment. The worn interior was also spruced up in historically accurate fashion by repainting/plastering interior surfaces and replacing furnishings.