Charcoalblue are proud to be working with acclaimed Arkansas theatre company TheatreSquared. Recognised by the American Theatre Wing as one of the United States' ten most promising emerging theatres, TheatreSquared reach 40'000 patrons a year. Now, with support from the Walton Family Foundation's Design Excellence program, the company are to establish their first permanent home.
TheatreSquared travelled with Charcoalblue and Marvel Architects to more than 20 theatres in the U.S and the U.K. After dozens of meetings and a consultation period with the local community of Northwest Arkansas, a final concept was created. The 50'000 square foot brings together two technologically advanced theatres, dedicated rehearsal spaces, administration facilities, community spaces and workshops for set and costume design. In addition, there will be accommodation for visiting artists and a series of outdoor terraces. The building will lend itself to performance both on stage and around the building.
Charcoalblue listened intently to the aspirations of the Theatresquared team and the public and have drawn up plans for performance space that marries perfect acoustics, flawless sightlines and all the integrated production facilities needed to ensure the theatre remains a cutting edge space for generations to come complete with custom seating and a reconfigured layout.