Built in 1925, Boston’s Huntington Theatre has been reimagined into a 21st century version of itself – inside and out. Providing an exciting new cultural destination, the new Huntington welcomes today’s diverse communities and engages a new generation of theatre-goers.
Bruner/Cott restored the theatre in a way that acknowledges its historic past, but also reflects contemporary performing arts venue standards. This balance is achieved by reclaiming the special character of the original façade, embracing the unique character of the original auditorium, and weaving in new architecture and interiors that enable modern day social experiences and first-rate physical and technical support.
The new Huntington offers “Radical Hospitality” through a hyper-welcoming environment that increases access for all Bostonians and visitors and provides an elevated experience. Existing lobbies maintain their intimacy, while an improved flow throughout will make them feel less crowded. The sparkle of refurbished light fixtures is augmented by modern lighting that accentuates the building’s remarkable original design. New seating, carpet, and paint colors are informed by historic paint analysis, transforming the auditorium into an enhanced version of itself.
As a first-rate, modern performance venue, the theatre sets high technical standard for superb performances and artistic excellence. Enhanced stage technology offers greater flexibility, easier operation, and expanded opportunities for creative expression. Modern seating with improved comfort, better sightlines, and accessibility for all paired with new loading, production spaces, and dressing facilities, supports and drives first-class productions.
Take a flythrough tour of the reimagined Huntington.
Photography (c) Peter Vanderwarker. Renderings by McLennan Design. Existing image courtesy Cushman Wakefield.
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