Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
This 390,000 square foot center features four flexible performance spaces for large-scale touring acts, student productions, 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 acoustics, 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 multi-facility arts district, which is known as the Centro Cultural Universitario. The complex also includes a touring venue (Auditoria Telmex), public square/amphitheatre, and a library, as well as a museum and academic building, which are currently in construction.
University of GuadalajaraArchitect
University of Guadalajara, community arts groups, touring groups
220, 400, 900, 1800Construction type
New constructionTheatre type
Arts center, Educational, Dance theatre, Flexible theatre, Multipurpose theatre, Community
Programming, concept design, theatre planning, theatre equipment design and specificationCompletion