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Marc Warren fills the challenging role of director of production at The Shed, where he oversees all of the technical aspects of production. His job entails working closely with Alex Poots, CEO and artistic director, as well as the producing and curatorial teams to develop .... read more
The Shed, technically and artistically ambitious, opened earlier this month at Hudson Yards in New York City. With multiple performance spaces and a telescoping roof, The Shed adds an exciting -- and very flexible -- new venue to the Manhattan arts landscape with the promise .... read more
The arts are for everybody; the arts are elite. The arts are hard to define, because as soon as you call them "the arts" they become associated with ideas of wealth and class, and the institutions that propagate them tend to dictate a .... read more
The interior of the Kings Theater in Brooklyn recalls the Palace of Versailles and Paris Opera House.

The Metropolitan Opera delights with its whimsical starburst chandeliers.

In New York, we expect world-class performance spaces to be works of art themselves. Enter .... read more
The Xiqu Cultural Center, located in Hong Kong's Kowloon district, was developed as a regional hub for traditional Chinese opera. The project, designed by Vancouver and Hong Kong–based architecture firm Revery Architecture, was inspired by the diaphanous theater curtains. About 13,000 curved aluminum fins, arranged .... read more
The new cultural center will host live performance, art exhibitions, and more

Amid the gleaming new structures comprising the Hudson Yards megaproject -- the condo towers, the new seven-story mall, and Thomas Heatherwick's coppery shawarma -- the Shed, the cultural center .... read more
Walking west from Penn Station, dodging potholes on the bumpy streets of Hell's Kitchen, the glassy high-rise buildings of Manhattan's Hudson Yards appear like a hallucination over low-hanging storefronts and crumbling brick buildings. The freshly minted neighborhood's sleek new arts nonprofit, The Shed, fits in .... read more
New York City's cultural scene has just increased tenfold with the opening of the highly anticipated non-profit arts center, The Shed. Coming on the heels of the opening of Heatherwick's Vessel, The Shed is the second iconic opening in Hudson Yards, the largest private real .... read more
Architecture critics have been almost unanimous in their hatred of New York 's new Hudson Yards development, a generic pop-up landscape of soulless glass towers and high-end retail built over the wasteland of midtown Manhattan's west-side rail yard. Longtime New Yorkers, and transplants with taste, .... read more
The city's aging Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center is holding the city back.

That's what studies conducted over the last few years have concluded, and city leaders are currently considering whether to take on the expensive project of building a replacement.<.... read more
Canadian studio Revery Architecture has completed an opera house in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District, which is covered in curved aluminium slats arranged in wavy patterns.

Revery Architecture designed the Xiqu Centre in collaboration with local firm Ronald Lu & Partners. It .... read more
As the Museum of Modern Art begins the final stage of its $400 million overhaul, it will close for four months this summer and autumn to reconfigure its galleries, rehang the entire collection and rethink the way that the story of modern and contemporary art is .... read more
The opening production at the first major venue to be ready at Hong Kong's new arts hub -- the much delayed, publicly funded and over-budget West Kowloon Cultural District -- needed to impress. That the venue concerned is the Xiqu Centre presented its own particular .... read more
The Xiqu Centre has opened in the West Kowloon District of Hong Kong.

While it will primarily be a performance venue for traditional Cantonese opera, known as Xiqu, it will also be bookable for third-party events and conferences from May.

Officially .... read more
The Xiqu Centre is the first performing arts centre in Hong Kong's new West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) dedicated to performing the rich heritage of Xiqu. Conceived as a cultural sanctuary, blending theatre, art and public space for celebration and contemplation, Xiqu Centre is a .... read more
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) announced the opening of the first landmark performing arts venue, the Xiqu Centre, at the West Kowloon Cultural District on 20 January 2019. Conveniently located at the junction of Canton Road and Austin Road West in Tsim Sha Tsui, the .... read more
Pray, is there any sweeter rite of summer than an evening of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater? Do we not swoon at the verdant backdrop of Turtle Pond and Belvedere Castle, more alluring than any scenic designer could conjure?

But .... read more
The College of the Holy Cross has filed plans with the city for construction of a $92 million center for the arts and creativity.

The two-level, 85,500-square-foot building is proposed for an area on the college's campus that is currently a parking lot, between .... read more
September was an exciting month at Threshold Acoustics, as the National Arts Centre (NAC) opened its newly renovated hall. A project that Threshold first began working on in 2012, it addressed the outdated design and systems of this 1960s venue, bringing it into the modern era .... read more
It was black tie very optional, but a hard hat and closed-toe shoes required, during a recent tour of the Hamel Music Center, as representatives from the design team offered a sneak preview.

Construction began in February 2017 and is scheduled for .... read more