The Clarence Brown Theatre will begin construction this spring on additional restroom facilities in its main theater. The expansion, which is currently is the design phase, will more than double the number of bathrooms in the theater and will be accompanied by two wheelchair lifts in the lobby. The new facilities are being designed by Cope Architecture. The goal is to have all restroom facilities and wheelchair lifts in operation by the start of the CBT’s 2017–18 season.
“We know our patrons will be very excited about these important facility upgrades. The CBT’s mission is to create the highest quality theater while training the next generation of artists. And our audiences help to make that possible. Improving their theater-going experience has been a goal for some time now,” said David Byrd, CBT managing director.
Adjustments to the building will honor the original architecture and design by Bruce McCarty.
“We are excited we are finally able to do this project. Making these necessary upgrades is essential to the experience and mission of the CBT and we hope the improvements will make the audience’s experience more pleasant,” said Chris Cimino, Sr. Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.