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American Theater Designs : Architecture

US Performing Arts Buildings + Developments – Built Environment USA

post updated May 4, 2021

American Theater Building – Latest Design

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of US Theater Buildings. We aim to include theater buildings / projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed US Theater buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across the United States of America. The focus is on contemporary US theater buildings but information on traditional theater buildings in the USA is also welcome.

US Theater Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

WIU Performing Arts Center, Illinois
Design: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
WIU Performing Arts Center - American Theater Buildings
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WIU Performing Arts Center

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Key American Theater Buildings, no links:

Bard College Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Design: Gehry Partners

Dallas Center for Performing Arts, Texas

Design: Rem Koolhaas Architect / OMA

Globe News Center for the Performing Arts, Amarillo, Texas
Date built: 2007-
Design: Holzman Moss Architecture

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date built: 2006
Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel with Architectural Alliance

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date built: 2008
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects

La Jolla Playhouse, Play Development and Education Center, La Jolla, California
Date built: 2003
Design: RoTo Architects

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – redevelopment, New York City
Dates built: 2007-10
65th Street refurbishment: Diller Scofidio + Refro with FX Fowle Architects
Lincoln Center Promenade: Diller Scofidio + Refro with Beyer Blinder Belle
Harmony Atrium redevelopment – visitor center: Tod Williams Billie Tsein Architects

New Globe Theater, New York City
Date built: 2003
Design: Foster + Partners, Architects

New York State Theater, New York City
Date built: 1964
Design: Philip Johnson Architect

Lincoln Center plaza + fountain
Date built: 1965
Design: Philip Johnson Architect

O’Reilly Theater and Agnes R. Katz Plaza, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date built: 1999
Design: Michael Graves Architect

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Michigan Technical University, Houghton, Michigan

Design: Gunnar Birkerts with Di Clemente Siegel Design Inc.

Stevie Eller Dance Theater, University of Arizona, Arizona
Date built:2004
Design: Gould Evans

Key American Cinema Buildings, no links:

Cinema, Duluth, Georgia
Date built:1995
Design: Richard Rauh & Associates

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Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, Southern California
Design: Gehry Partners
American Concert Hall
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Los Angeles Concert Hall

Farnsworth House, estate site adjoining the Fox River, south of the city of Plano, Illinois
Design: Mies van der Rohe Architect
Farnsworth House
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Farnsworth House

Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas
Design: Foster + Partners
Winspear Opera House

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Buildings / photos for the American Theater Architecture – key US Arts Building Designs page welcome