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Blue Man Group Theatre

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Las Vegas, NV
Purpose(s): Renovation
Completed: 2005-10
Size (sq. ft.): 35000
Description: The Blue Man Group Theatre, located inside the Venetian Casino Resort in Las Vegas, opened in 2006. Renovating and expanding the original 1,200-seat theatre with stage area created unique challenges for the design team. The overall theatre size was increased to 65,000 square feet, offering 1,760 seats while increasing the stage house and rigging to conventional size. However, the new, larger footprint of the stage house encroached into future casino hotel expansion plans.

To meet this challenge, the design team cantilevered the future hotel over the stage box. Special Consideration was given to prevent sound leakage from the theatre into the hotel. Seating also proved to be a challenge. A structural column had to be removed to increase the long span over the seating bowl while the floor-to-floor height of the existing theater dictated the location of the balcony level. The resulting seating configuration puts more spectators closer to the stage, allowing them to become a part of the action.
Extra Note: AIA Nevada Design Awards (2006) Entry No. IE06020, Submission.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: Form Core Boards, Project Identification Form, Photo Release Form, Intern Compensation Disclaimer Form, Project Entry Form, Exteriors Photos, Site Plan, Floor Plans, Interior Photos and CD
Spatially Direct Parent: Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Spatially Largest Parent: Venetian Resort Hotel Casino