827-seat theater, flexible Thalia theater with end-stage and cabaret-style configurations, support spaces, lobby, box office, offices
This new theater complex unifies the much-loved Symphony Space theater with the renowned Thalia theater. In addition to preserving the 827-seat Symphony Space theater, the project recreates the Thalia as a flexible venue, allowing end-stage or cabaret-style configurations, and includes associated support spaces, a renovated lobby and box office, new offices and new vertical circulation and mechanical systems. The building has recently been incorporated into the base of a new residential building, which utilizes the unused air rights of the property. The exterior, a modernist composition made up of interlocking planes and blocks of glass, aluminum, and cement plaster wraps the corner site at West 95th Street and Broadway. The exterior and the marquee, whose slim aluminum cantilever glows from within, creates for Symphony Space an identity distinct from the large building that now contains it.
24,800 sq. ft.