A Monolithic Theater: Practical, Affordable and Beautiful
That’s not a term often used to describe a theater, but it fits well for a Monolithic theater. We can design and construct an elegant theater, of virtually any size, for plays, concerts, operas, graduations, special school or community events and even weddings or large funerals.
We feel that every community needs one!
Designed by Architect Lee Gray of Salt Lake City, the theater shown here includes 423 modest, but comfortable seats; a practical-size stage; and green space for dressing rooms, storage, etc.
With a design/build contract, Monolithic can construct this theater in just about any location for approximately $1.1M to $1.2M. That includes the design; a modest amount of site and utility work; the structure; and the finish-out with seating, stage, sound system and stage lights.
Although that price does not include the land and/or a parking lot, we can design and construct an attractive, affordable parking area for an additional fee.
With parking, this complete theater facility requires a site of about 1.25 acres. That land could be on city property or on a school or university campus.
Designs presented here are a starting point!
The attached drawings are flexible theater layouts. By flexible, we mean that our clients are not locked into any one plan. Monolithic will design the theater that fits a community’s wants and needs. It can be big (up to 100,000 seats) or small, elaborate or modest, and include or eliminate just about any item on a wish list.
Used and enjoyed by a college and a community
In 2005, a Monolithic performing arts center was constructed for North Central Texas College (NCTC) in Gainesville, Texas. Because its 360 seats are in a theater whose interior is uninterrupted by supporting pillars or posts, it simply has no bad seat in the house.
NCTC’s facility also includes a lecture hall, classrooms, dressing rooms, rehearsal and practice areas, and a band room.
Shortly after this theater’s construction, the First State Bank in Gainesville contracted to have it renamed the FSB Center for the Performing Arts, and the bookings for both college and community events began.
Please review It’s A Hit: NCTC’s Monolithic Dome Performing Arts Center.
So what’s on your community’s wish list?
Whatever it is, let’s talk about it. Please contact us: [email protected] or 972-483-7423. We will be happy to work with you. To date, we have built in 49 states and 53 countries. We can get it done for you.