St. Ann's Warehouse
The theater's new 25,500 square foot home is in the 1860 Tobacco Warehouse adjacent to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The state-of-the-art theater has gained international recognition for its ability to adapt in multiple configurations allowing for complete flexibility.
The lobby opens up to the garden on the waterfront side. This space can be used as a gathering space before a show as well as additional performance space.
The entry vestibule is a double height space to maintain views of the Brooklyn Bridge, where people historically posed for photos.
All program other than the theater was placed in a volume along the center wall separating the rectangle from the triangle. This allows for all of the perimeter walls to remain exposed.
There are three primary materials used in addition to the existing brick: plywood, concrete, and blackened steel.
A catwalk was hung from the new steel structure that defined the theater space. The continuous catwalk provides complete flexibility for the new performance space.
Flexible presenting theater
The front half of the seating risers are removable, which allows for increased floor space and elevated viewing.
The existing brick walls provide a rustic backdrop for the performance area.
The open warehouse space provides flexibility for different performance configurations.
View from the catwalk
Light spills into the theater space through the glass brick clerestory.
Opening performance of Henry IV, October 2015
A glass brick clerestory rises 7.5’ above the historic brick walls.
A performance of Nice Fish, April 2016
The Triangle Garden, designed by Michael Van Valkenberg, is enclosed on all sides and provides a public place for gathering as well as a refuge from the windy waterfront.
The entry vestibule is accessed through the public Triangle Garden.
The glass brick volume glows at night, marking performances and events at St. Ann’s Warehouse.