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A Theatre of the World for the 21st Century

The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center

 

Project summary

 

The Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (“The PAC”) will be a global centre for the creation and exchange of art, ideas and culture. The new leadership, announced in February 2015, envisions an institution that will produce and present new work, primarily by New York and US artists, often in collaboration with artists, companies and institutions in other parts of the world. The PAC will premiere works of theatre, dance, music and opera, including productions that span multiple disciplines

 

Charcoalblue is working closely with the client team and appointed design architect to move the project forward on the World Trade Center site. The new building will include several medium sized theatre spaces, plus rehearsal rooms, administration offices, and a public bar and cafe. This will be a highly adaptable venue with unprecedented digital connectivity. Charcoalblue, collaborating with the PAC’s architect, has devised a preliminary design with the flexibility to accommodate a variety of stagings and seating arrangements.

 

The technical capacity of the new building is of paramount importance, not only to expand the potential audience of performances (via high-definition simulcast) nationally and internationally, but also to facilitate the creation of distinctly 21st Century art: collaborations, in real time, between performers in New York and, say, Beijing and Sydney