Writers Theatre’s new center has been developed in partnership with the Woman’s Library Club and the Village of Glencoe to build a strong sense of place and community. It features two intimate performance spaces under one roof. A true “Theatre in a Park,” the new center includes patron access to surrounding parks, outdoor rooftop terraces and landscaped and rooftop gardens. A spacious main atrium with seating tribunes functions as a central gathering area, where patrons and students will enjoy supplementary artistic, family and educational programs. And a luminous grand gallery walk is suspended around the atrium, inviting the entire community to experience the iconic spaces inside.
"Writers Theatre’s approach to the word and the artist mirrors Studio Gang’s focus on materials and the environment within architecture, and the results of our partnership have been very exciting. The new theatre center features renewable materials and exciting social spaces that will add to the community's vibrancy." - Architect Jeanne Gang
Our exceptional project team that provided the expertise necessary to realize the vision for our new theatre center includes:
A “Theatre in a Park” atmosphere, with patron access to surrounding parks, outdoor rooftop terraces, landscaped and rooftop gardens, and beautifully integrated views of existing parks to the east and west
A spacious main lobby with seating tribunes that functions as a central gathering area, where patrons and students will enjoy supplementary artistic, family and educational programs
A luminous grand gallery walk, structured entirely from wood by renowned engineer Peter Heppel, suspended around the lobby and serving as viewing area and “front porch” to the building