US University Begins Work on Performing Arts Centre

27 April 2011 (Last Updated April 27th, 2011 18:30)

Western Illinois University has begun work on a $67.8m performing arts centre in Macomb, Illinois, US. The centre has been designed by global architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and will incorporate a 25-seat theatre with a thrust stage, a 150-seat studio theatre and a 1,4

Western Illinois University has begun work on a $67.8m performing arts centre in Macomb, Illinois, US.

The centre has been designed by global architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and will incorporate a 25-seat theatre with a thrust stage, a 150-seat studio theatre and a 1,400-seat proscenium theatre.

The 11,700m² facility will comprise two brick-clad wings that will be connected by a two-storey, glass-walled gallery.

Dance, jazz and theatre rehearsal studios, dressing rooms, a design workshop and a costume shop will also be part of the new facility.

Construction of the new facility is expected to begin in 2012 and is expected to reach completion in 30 months.