The Hartford Stage
Expansion & Renovation
Mechanical & Electrical
57,000 square feet
Landmark Theatre Reinvented
The Hartford Stage, founded in 1963, relocated from a former grocery store warehouse on Kinsley Street to its present location at John W. Huntington Theatre on Church Street in 1977. Renowned Architect Robert Venturi designed the theatre, which accommodates 485 spectators.
In an effort to modernize and rejuvenate the theatre, The Hartford Stage undertook a multi-year, multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion project. As part of the project, we upgraded the mechanical, electrical, plumbing/fire protection infrastructure, and expanded the lobby, education, and studio space to create a black-box style theatre with classrooms and rehearsal halls.
The renovations and expansions allow the Hartford Stage to provide educational programs for both children and adults using theatre techniques to build community and citizenship, to promote a passion for literacy and create expression, and to encourage lifelong learning. The education department at Hartford Stage serves more than 19,000 students and adults each year leading to its recognition by the Tony Awards, the Obie Awards, and the New York Critics Circle Awards.