The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, a new state-of-the-art performance venue, will open in 2020 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The $85 million facility is designed to host local, national and major touring events. It will be centrally located in downtown Greensboro adjacent to the new $10 million LeBauer Park, the Greensboro Historical Museum, Central Library, Cultural Arts Center and Center City Park, creating a unique arts district for the entire community.
Construction will feature a limestone and glass lobby of 8,000 square feet, Phillips Hall, ample backstage support and storage space for touring Broadway shows, concerts and Symphony events and over 325 on-site parking spaces. The Tanger Center includes three seating areas – orchestra, grand tier and first tier – creating a total of 3,000 seats, making it one of the largest theatres between Atlanta and Washington, DC.
The facility will include 70 line sets, a full complement of stage draperies, an oversized stage with orchestra lift to a working basement, chorus, principal and star dressing rooms and other support space to host the largest traditional concerts and Broadway theatre events.
The house will have sound/light locks, acoustical treatments on walls, under floor HVAC, wider than normal seats, row spacing and restrooms on all levels. The facility will include both a line array sound system and an electronic acoustical enhanced sound system for symphonic, opera and speaking events. The Tanger Center is located in the Piedmont Triad region of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, the 46th largest television market in the United States.