450 Florida Street
Between Mariposa and 17th
Project Artaud Theater, formerly Theater Artaud, entrance is in
the middle of the block, next to A Traveling Jewish Theater entrance
on the east side of the Project Artaud building, which occupies
the entire square block.
Artaud is a pioneering arts complex in San Francisco's Mission
District. Founded in 1971 by a group of artists and bohemians,
it is now one of the oldest member run non-profit live/work institutions
in the country. Project Artaud provides live/work space as well
as public performance and exhibition space, and houses Southern
Exposure Gallery, A Traveling Jewish Theater, Theater of Yugen
and Project Artaud Theater.
building dates to 1925, when it was a functioning factory for
the American Can Company. During World War II, the site of the
theater was used to build airplane parts. The building was later
a group of visionary
artists decided to occupy and convert the factory. They named
the building Project Artaud
French playwright Antonin Artaud, who believed art should happen
in non-traditional spaces. Years later Project Artaud members
helped craft the first live/work codes for San Francisco.
Artaud members founded the now defunct Theater Artaud. In the
wake of Theater Artaud's recent financial demise, Project Artaud
has once again resumed stewardship of the space, which exists
to support and
nurture innovative performing artists by presenting projects diverse
in discipline and culture,
and providing a versatile,
flexible performance space conducive to the development
of new work and its audiences.
The Dome we constructed
in the lobby of Project Artaud Theatre. More
about the Dome.
What's the Seating Like?
The theater has a front on configuration, and holds 300 seats,
perfect for the intimate and personal Bucky experience. Seating
201 Mercer Street (in the Seattle Center), Seattle
Intiman Playhouse is on the northwest corner of Seattle Center.
The Theatre is between the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Seattle
Repertory Theatre at the 2nd Avenue North and Mercer Street entrance
to Seattle Center.
Intiman Theatre is one of Seattle’s premiere performing arts companies.
Founded nearly thirty years ago, Intiman produces both world classics
and contemporary plays in a renovated performance space at the
Seattle Center, the cultural heart of Seattle, and provides an
artistic home for innovative directors, writers, designers and
performers. Intiman’s central values-a commitment to language
and the exploration of enduring and universal themes, a conviction
that theatre is a forum for ideas and a continuing dialogue between
artist and audience, and a belief that art reflects and illuminates
the experiences of a diverse society-are the core of the Theatre’s
mission, programming and extensive civic- and community-based
the Seating Like?
theater has a modified thrust stage, and holds 485 seats. Its
sweeping intimacy provides everyone with great sightlines and
crysal clear accoustics.
3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago IL
Mercury Theater is one of Chicago's newest commercial theater
venues. The intimate 299-seat theater houses a variety of theatrical
entertainment, including Broadway touring companies, local theater
productions, music and dance showcases, as well as late night
series and children's theater.
opening in February of 1996, the Mercury Theater has received
nothing but high accolades from all the major news media including
the Chicago Tribune, the Sun-Times, ABC, NBC, and Fox 32, just
to name a few.
building in which the Mercury is housed was known as the Blaine
Nickelodeon in 1913. Since then, it has housed a variety of different
businesses from a carpet cleaning factory to a clothing department
store. When the current owners purchased the building, they decided
to revert the space to a place of entertainment not only for the
neighborhood, but for the Chicagoland area.
the Seating Like?
theater, designed by Lisec and Biederman, combines contemporary
elegance with a classical flavor. The designers chose to use a
continental style seating (no center aisle) and chose to restore
theater seats that were found in a 1933 vaudeville house in Boston.
Most of the seats are on the main floor, plus a few rows in the
balcony. The seats are comfortable and the acoustics are excellent.
sides of the balcony, some seats are sold as "obstructed
view" because there is a railing that you look over. (It's
not really in the way - the balcony seats sit higher up so you
can see over it.) And some seats on the right balcony are obstructed
for the few moments when the actor is downstage behind a work
table. The box office staff will discuss this with anyone purchasing
obstructed view tickets.
Seating Chart for the Mercury Theater
Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street San Francisco
Buena’s state-of-the-art theater opened in 1993, as part of the
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
The 757-seat theater, designed by American architect James Stewart Polshek,
has all the advantages you’d want in a new facility: excellent
sound, modern equipment, comfy seats, ample legroom, good sightlines.
There is coat-check off the lobby, and concessions on the level
above the theater lobby.
Theater seating is divided into three sections:
Orchestra, Upper Orchestra (still on the main floor, but in the
rear) and Terrace (balcony) level.
There are no bad seats except avoid the "boxes" on the
side. Also, the stage is fairly high, so you might want to avoid
the first three rows.
see the YBC seating chart, click
Angeles Theater Center
514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
The Los Angeles Theater Center is housed in former bank building, designed
in 1916. As you enter the lobby, it still has the grand feeling
of the high ceiling banking hall. The center houses four different
theaters. Culture Clash will be presented in Theater 3, a 320-seat
house with a thrust stage. The seats are very steeply raked, so
sightlines are good and acoustics are excellent.
All of the seats are on the same level (there is no balcony). Theater seating
is divided into five sections:
Left Side Center
Right Side Center
620 Sutter Street (at Mason), San Francisco 94102
Lorraine Hansberry Theater is an intimate space with 298 seats.
The theater shares a lovely lobby with the Sheehan Hotel, which
was initially built as a YWCA.
Hansberry has two sections: the Orchestra and Mezzanine, which
is simply higher up in the house. (It does not overhang the orchestra.)
Tall people should avoid the front row of the mezzanine, as it
has less legroom than other rows.
Seating Chart for the Lorraine Hansberry Theater
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