Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

The first permanent home for the cutting-edge and award-winning Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, this 32,000 square foot facility is composed of three levels of multi-use space and is largely situated below grade, but artfully designed as a vibrant, bright, and transparent theatrical laboratory. Theatre Projects designed the centerpiece of the building—a flexible 265-seat theatre—which has been called “one of the best examples of the American courtyard theatre.” The intimate space can be arranged in thrust, arena, endstage configurations and its high-tech AV systems, lighting, and robust infrastructure support unrestricted creativity. With a two-tiered lobby, two cafés, multipurpose rehearsal/event space, classrooms, and support spaces, the building gives the theatre company room to grow and matches the group’s industrious, provocative spirit with a facility equally as fluid.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Credit: Julia Heine/McInturff Architects
Credit: Julia Heine/McInturff Architects
Credit: Julia Heine/McInturff Architects
Owner

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Architect

McInturff Architects

Acoustician

Acoustic Dimensions

Users

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Seat count

265

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Courtyard theatre, Drama theatre, Flexible theatre

Services

Concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2005

Venue website

woollymammoth.net

Credit: Julia Heine/McInturff Architects
Credit: Julia Heine/McInturff Architects
Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Credit: Julia Heine/McInturff Architects

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