Boston Center for the Arts

Stanford Calderwood Pavilion – Wimberly Theatre


In Fall 2000‚ the Huntington Theatre and the BCA entered into a partnership to build and program two new spaces – the first new theatres built in Boston in more than 75 years. The Calderwood Pavilion, housing the 360–seat Virginia Wimberly Theatre and the 200–seat Nancy and Edward Roberts Studio Theatre, are managed by the Huntington and programmed jointly with the BCA. In addition to providing a second stage for the Huntington‚ the new theatres host a range of performances by Boston’s smaller arts organizations.

The Wimberly is a 360–seat state–of–the–art proscenium space. The theatre has both orchestra and mezzanine seating‚ and each seat, has views designed to ensure an intimate and comfortable theatre-going experience.

The Roberts is a flexible space accommodating between 157 and 235 patrons‚ depending on how it is configured. It was designed to provide a home for artistic collaborations, foster the development of new plays, help build and diversify audiences, create more opportunities for youth and community outreach, and expand the existing BCA complex to include more performance venues for smaller arts organizations.

  • Client: Huntington Theatre
  • Architect: Wilson Butler Architects, Inc.
  • Completion Year: 2004
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Acoustician: Acentech
  • Capacity: 60 seats

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