When the Guthrie Theatre decided to build a new, state of the art performance facility on the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis, there was no doubt that the theatre would make a bold statement architecturally and professionally to please artists, performers and patrons alike. Anderson Ladd was brought into the project early because of its long history of work on professional theatres and performing arts facilities across the USA from Boston to Hawaii.
When the design elements of the theatre were completed, Anderson Ladd was consulted on floor designs and specifications to meet project goals. Anderson Ladd was selected to provide flooring for the main stage, a black box theatre, two rehearsal rooms, the lobby commons area, and other offstage rehearsal areas. The company provided an experienced project management team and trained carpenters to install the flooring. A custom design pine floor was manufactured by Anderson Ladd at its facility prior to installation by its installers.
Theatre floors are unique in that they address many aesthetic, sound, athletic dance performance and functional needs of the facility. Here are a sampling of the specialty flooring needs found in theatres:
Contact one of our theatre floors experts at 888-241-6877 to see how we might help you.