As the U.S.’s oldest professional resident summer theater, most of the Peninsula Players 14 buildings needed updating. The existing theater facility was deconstructed and a new theater was built in the same location within nine months so there was no disruption to the theater season. The new theater features stage rigging that opens and closes sliding sidewall panels, allowing the theater to be an open air or closed venue.
The main theater seating area has a vegetative green roof over wood decking that not only blends the theater well into the wooded surroundings, but also contributes to the acoustical quality of the roof structure. A new scene shop, concession stand, and donor pavilion contribute to the campus-like, “theater in a garden” atmosphere.