Cincinnati Shakespeare Company / New Theater


Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Scope: Complete Architectural Services

Size: 277 Seats

Since 2013 GBBN has worked intimately with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to create a new showcase for works of classical theater in Cincinnati.

After evaluating sites across the city, GBBN and CSC agreed that the theater belonged in the urban core. The site at 12th and Walnut, at the southwest corner of Washington Park, presented unique opportunities for community engagement, but immense challenges in terms of noise and vibration, dimensional constraints, and cost.

Through intimate knowledge of the theater’s program, culture, and technical requirements, GBBN was able to maximize the impact of each element. The design that CSC will use for fundraising throughout 2015 features everything they require to create a truly intimate theatrical experience.