Theatrical Architecture

The preservation committee docomomo digs into the history of the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in their latest blog. The theater, designed by legendary architect Ralph Rapson, was a true architectural gem. It represented a “new kind of theater” designed to provide a “more intimate connection between the audience and the actors.” The exterior was extraordinary as well, with a playful facade of interlocking rectangles. Unfortunately, however, the building was demolished in 2006. Learn more about the thought that went into every detail — including the fabric for the theater seats — at docomomo.