Universidad de Guadalajara, Conjunto de Artes Escenicas

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

This 390,000 square foot center features four flexible performance spaces for large-scale touring acts, student productions, performing arts education, and community groups. Two proscenium theatres—an 1,800-seat multipurpose concert hall and a 900-seat multipurpose theatre—each feature stepped-down balconies, demountable orchestra shells, full stagehouses, multiple orchestra lifts, and adjustable acoustic systems, making them incredibly adaptable and intimate. For experimental theatre, dance, rehearsals, and workshops, we designed a flexible 400-seat theatre that can be arranged in arena, endstage, thrust, or traverse configurations. We also designed a 220-seat endstage studio theatre for dance, small-scale productions, and rehearsals.  The arts center is the fourth building to open in the university’s visionary, multi-facility arts district. The district—known as the Centro Cultural Universitario—also includes a touring venue (Auditorio Telmex), public square/amphitheatre, and library, as well as a museum and academic building which are currently in construction.

Universidad de Guadalajara, Conjunto de Artes Escenicas
Credit: Courtesy of Conjunto de Artes Escénicas
Credit: Courtesy of Conjunto de Artes Escénicas
Credit: Courtesy of Conjunto de Artes Escénicas
Owner

University of Guadalajara

Architect

arquitectura 911

Acoustician

Akustiks

Users

University of Guadalajara, community arts groups, touring groups

Seat count

220, 400, 900, 1800

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Arts center, Educational, Dance theatre, Flexible theatre, Multipurpose theatre, Community

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2017

Venue website

conjuntodeartesescenicas.com

Credit: Courtesy of Conjunto de Artes Escénicas
Credit: Courtesy of Conjunto de Artes Escénicas

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