• St Ann's Warehouse, New York
  • St Ann's Warehouse, New York
  • St Ann's Warehouse, New York
  • St Ann's Warehouse, New York
  • St Ann's Warehouse, New York
  • St Ann's Warehouse, New York
  • Warehouse in derelict condition - Autumn 2012 (image credit: Charcoalblue)
  • Design drawings for competition-winning scheme (image credit: Charcoalblue)
  • Tobacco Warehouse and Brooklyn Bridge (image credit: Dustin Nelson)
  • Interior of St Ann's Warehouse (image credit: Dustin Nelson)
  • Interior of St Ann's Warehouse (image credit: Dustin Nelson)
  • Interior Performance Area (image credit: ESTO)

...a legendary performance space is on the move

 

St Ann's Warehouse

 

Project summary

 

St. Ann's Warehouse fills a vital niche in New York City's cultural landscape as an artistic home and destination for the American avant-garde, international companies of distinction, and talented, emerging artists ready to work on a grand scale.

 

The company has transformed the Tobacco Warehouse, a derelict 1840s building located on the banks of New York's East River, into a year-round performing arts facility and community hub in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The scheme includes a large, highly versatile theater space with capacity for 300–700 people; a multi-use Community Room, dedicated to local artists, educational, and community groups and especially suited to intimate, smaller-scale programs and events; an open-air garden created within the existing brick walls of the warehouse; and dressing-rooms, offices and backstage facilities for the company.

 

Charcoalblue has worked with Susan Feldman and the St Ann's team since 2011, initially on the competition scheme for the Tobacco Warehouse and then on the creation of their temporary home in Jay St, where the company were based until moving to the Tobacco Warehouse in 2015.

 

Charcoalblue has provided full theatre consultancy, architectural lighting design and acoustic services to the project and oversaw construction on site.