496 seat theater
The Hartford Stage Company is undertaking a multi-year phased renovation of their downtown performing arts facility. JCJ Architecture has been engaged to give the 40 year old building a compelling modern street presence consistent with the quality of the productions staged by the company. Central to the new improvements, the new design will provide a higher level of transparency to the city. The plan includes a complete redesign of the ticketing area and lobby, which will include interactive displays and a public café. Along with the interior lobby improvements, the theater itself will be upgraded with all new seating with improved sight lines, technology and lighting. The iconic original building exterior will be updated by adding a new exterior plaza, electronic billboards, and exterior illumination.
The scope also includes code and life safety improvements, as well as bringing the building into full compliance with ADA by adding a new elevator. JCJ is working closely with the Hartford Stage Capital Campaign Committee to support donor development efforts.