Lawrenceville Arts Center

Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA

This new 56,000-square-foot arts center was designed to provide accessible and versatile spaces for Lawrenceville’s community. It’s designed to be an extended home for the Aurora Theatre while also welcoming local arts groups, educational programs, and regional touring acts. The building features an intimate 500-seat drama theatre with one of the largest performing arts stages in the state to comfortably accommodate a variety of performance types. It also has leading-edge performance equipment and audiovisual systems to support a range of programming and accommodate future expansion. We designed the theatre with side boxes, and a stepped-down balcony which draws audiences toward the stage, enriching the intimacy and impact of the theatre experience. Support spaces include a green room, costume shop, office suites, and a multi-use event space that opens to the courtyard for flexibility in event hosting opportunities.

Lawrenceville Arts Center
Credit: Theatre Projects
Owner

City of Lawrenceville Georgia

Architect

SSOE Stevens & Wilkinson

Acoustician

Threshold Acoustics

Users

Aurora Theatre, Georgia Gwinnett College, regional and community arts groups

Seat count

150, 500

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Multipurpose theatre, Community

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, theatre equipment design and specification, audiovisual and integrated technology design

Completion

2021