Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Overview

Heapy designed the Mechanical-Electrical systems for the 28,000 SF two-story auditorium, The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, on the corner of 12th and Elm Streets, in the Over-the-Rhine arts district north of Downtown Cincinnati.

The new auditorium has seating for 244 and is just steps away from near by performance arts icons, Memorial Hall and Music Hall. It features a thrust stage that extends out into the seats for a more intimate feeling. Soft lighting can be projected onto the ceiling in reference to a night sky. Peak roofing and a balcony open to the sidewalk act at subtle references to Romeo and Juliet.

The new theatre is meant to be very open and transparent in hopes to engage both younger and traditional audiences. Glass wraps two sides of the building and will be kept open to patrons and pedestrians to offer glimpses of the upcoming productions. It is being named The Otto M. Budig Theatre in honor of The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation.



28,000 SF


Thought Content

Planning for the New Normal
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