Suzanne Roberts Theatre

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Suzanne Roberts Theatre
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Suzanne Roberts Theatre
Address480 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia
United States
OwnerPhiladelphia Theatre Company
Capacity365
Construction
OpenedOctober 2007
Years active2007–present
ArchitectKieranTimberlake
Website
Official website

The Suzanne Roberts Theatre is a theatre on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. The theater opened in October 2007 and is home to the Philadelphia Theatre Company.[1] The theater was designed by KieranTimberlake, using the principles of Universal design. The theater's signage facade was designed by House Industries in Wilmington, Delaware and produced by Zahner in Kansas City, Missouri.[2]

It is named after Suzanne Roberts (born Suzanne Fleisher in 1921),[3] a former actress, playwright, and director who is currently the host of the TV program, "Seeking Solutions with Suzanne,"[4][5] which airs on The Comcast Network and HLN. Her husband, Ralph J. Roberts founded Comcast and her son, Brian L. Roberts is Comcast's current CEO.

From 1982 until the opening of its 2007/2008 season in the new venue, the Philadelphia Theatre Company had been a resident performer at the Plays and Players Theatre.

Features[edit]

The Suzanne Roberts Theatre features:

  • Box office with street access
  • 360-seat traditional proscenium auditorium and mezzanine
  • Two-story lobby and mezzanine level reception area
  • Lighting and sound facilities for productions, workshops, readings, and educational programming

References[edit]

  1. ^ Project facts
  2. ^ Heston, Tim (2009-09-01). "Fabricating with a digital foundation". The Fabricator. Retrieved 2011-03-29.
  3. ^ City Paper: From the boards to the funding, Suzanne Roberts lives for the stage
  4. ^ "PTC: About Suzanne Roberts". Archived from the original on 2009-01-23.
  5. ^ Seeking Solutions with Suzanne

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°56′42″N 75°09′56″W / 39.9450°N 75.1656°W / 39.9450; -75.1656