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Wyly Theatre by REX OMA

Project: Wyly Theatre 
Location: Dallas Arts Distric, Downtown Dallas, Texas USA

Bally US
Client Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
Designed by REX | OMA
Program: 575-seat “multi-form” theater with the ability to transform between proscenium, thrust, traverse, arena, flat floor, and black box configurations
Area: 7,700 m² (80,300 sf)
Project cost: $338 million, including Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Artists Square, and Performance Park
Date of estimated completion: 2009
An unprecedented reconfiguration of the traditional theater typology is the distinguishing feature of this 600 seat center for classical and experimental performance. Unlike conventional configurations in which support spaces wrap the stage house, the design for the Dee and Charles Wyly Theater organizes support spaces vertically, stacking them above and below the performance space. No longer obscured by functional program, the theater is liberated, allowing the public to look in on performances and theater goers to look out on the city. Source: OMA©

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