Hattiloo Theatre has unveiled the renderings of its new Overton Square performance space, courtesy of archimania.
The 12,000-square-foot venue will include two separate theaters in one single-story structure – one larger space for landmark performances that will seat up 150-170 people, as well as a black box stage equipped with 75 seats that’s available for smaller productions, training purposes and rental.
What’s more, Hattiloo’s new digs will contain a lobby that will hold up to 110 guests, an outdoor courtyard for up to 50 patrons, as well as a green room, offices, a multi-use room, rehearsal space and an a mezzanine area for support activities like catwalks and lighting.
Construction will kick off at the northwest corner of Monroe Avenue and Cooper Street during the first quarter of 2013, with a scheduled opening during the second quarter of 2014.
Check out Hattiloo’s newly updated website for more detailed site and floor plans, or to contribute to the black repertory theater company’s $4 million capital campaign. Part of that total goes toward marketing in surrounding cities, Hattiloo founder Ekundayo Bandele told The Daily News in June.
“We have subscribers as far north as Lexington (Ky.), as far south as Jackson, Miss.; as far west as Little Rock and as far east as Birmingham (Ala.),” Bandele said. “We want people to come to Memphis, see something at Hattiloo Theater, and because they’re here, to shop at our restaurants, to shop at our stores, to stay in our hotels.”