Pennsylvania State University at York
Pullo Family Performing Arts Center 2005
Client:Pennsylvania State University
Project Category:Colleges and Universities
Architect:Murphy & Dittenhafer
Completion Year:2005
Location:York, Pennsylvania
Acoustician:Acoustic Dimensions
Building Size:71,000 s.f.
Capacity:1,000 seats

The Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, which opened in 2005, is a multi-purpose space that hosts a diverse array of touring shows and concerts, as well as cultural, community and educational events.  The theatre's stagehouse is among the largest in the area, and it is equipped with a full complement of counterweight rigging sets.  An orchestra shell and tracked curtains create a venue that is suitable for both symphony and amplified events.  The 1000 seat room was designed to be a comfortable environment for campus events with small groups.  Parterre seating and a balcony work together to create a sense of intimacy.  The $12 million facility also includes general purpose and classroom space.  A two-level atrium connects the Pullo Center to the new Glatfelter Library.