ad players theater
G2LD was proud to be a part of the design team for A.D. Players Theater. The new building represents phase 1 of the Galleria-area performing arts facility, designed by Gabriel Architects (architecture) and Studio Red Architects (interior theater), and encompasses 33,000 square feet including the Main theater, lobby, offices, scene shop, green room and dressing rooms. Among the areas G2LD was responsible for: exterior, facade, parking, theatrical house lights, and lobby, with its dramatic curtain wall and double height 'drum'.
With its prominent urban location, lobby lighting was crucial so that the impressive two story lobby would be seen in its entirety through the glass façade by passers-by on the busy thoroughfare. Radiused LED wall-grazers were used to wrap the cylindrical center on two levels, showing off the geometries and contributing significant ambient light to the lobby space. Dimmable fixtures throughout mean that the house lights can be used to cue the patrons to return to the theater.
The radiused wallwash is picked up again inside the theater to highlight the architectural perimeter walkway. Dimmable LED cylinders tuck into the catwalks at the ceiling level to give an even wash to the seats so that audience members can easily navigate before and after the show.