Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
|Address||Dallas Arts District|
2403 Flora Street
|Owner||City of Dallas|
|Architect||Joshua Prince-Ramus, Rem Koolhaas|
The Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre is a theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). It is one of four venues that comprise the AT&T Performing Arts Center and was dedicated October 12, 2009. The 80,300-square-footbuilding is twelve stories and holds about 600 people, depending upon the stage configuration. It is the new venue for the Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico.
The Wyly Theatre was designed by REX | OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus (partner in charge) and Pritzker Prize winning architect Rem Koolhaas. It features a groundbreaking design with an unprecedented "stacked" vertically organized facility that completely rethinks the traditional form of theatre. It is named for Dee and Charles Wyly, who donated $20 million to the Center.
The vertical rods lining the outside of the building on all four sides are intended to be symbolic of the folds of a theater curtain. The rods comprising the facade are extruded anodized aluminum.
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