St. Ann’s Warehouse Opens

November 16, 2015

DBI is thrilled to announce the recent completion of a new theater for the performing arts organization, St. Ann’s Warehouse.

Located in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn and designed by Marvel Architects with theater consultant Charcoalblue, the 25,000 sf theater integrates the iconic brick shell of a 19th century tobacco warehouse with the clean lines of blackened steel, glass brick and plywood. The design allows for the performance flexibility that has come to define St. Ann’s Warehouse and also includes a separate community space for smaller performances and community use. In addition, the site contains a publicly accessible garden (opening in early 2016) designed by Michael Van Valkenbugh Associates, the designers of the nearby, much-lauded, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The opening of the theater represents the culmination of a multiyear collaboration between St. Ann’s and DBI Projects as development manager, which has included the construction of the theater’s interim space on Jay Street and working to usher the new theater from earliest concept through construction and completion.

The first show in the new St. Ann’s Warehouse, Phyllida Lloyd’s reimagining of Shakespeare’s Henry IV as a contemporary prison drama with an all-female cast, opened on November 6.

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