Slagle Auditorium, first opened in 1925, suffered from water damage; outdated seating and view angles; and poor acoustics, given the space’s use.
Holabird & Root began by reshaping the entire stage including reconstructing the theatrical gridiron, resurfacing and extending the stage, and adding additional structure to the proscenium to allow for larger performing equipment.
The renovation updated the 21,000 sq. ft. building to modern building codes including distributed accessible seating, restrooms, and accessible stage access. As well as enlarging the lobby, allowing for multi-tiered entry and providing sound and light locks to prevent disruption of performances.