SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY ARTS DISTRICT

DON POWELL THEATRE

San Diego, California

The Don Powell Theatre, originally built in 1967, is a proscenium theatre used by the School of Theatre, Television, & Film as their primary performance space. Additionally, the space was used to host performances by the music department.

In dire need of a renovation to bring it up to current ADA, and technical theatre standards,, the technical upgrades included the redesign of the theatre seating and sightlines, new lighting positions, motorized rigging above the forestage, and a new performance lighting dimming, switching, and control system.

San Diego State envisioned not only upgrading the Don Powell, but the creation or perhaps completion of a "performing arts district", adding a new flexible studio theatre, named the Second Stage, and a new amenities building, to house their box office, as well as additional restrooms.

TheatreDNA provided full theatre planning, theatre design, and performance equipment design and specification services.

COMPLETION

Anticipated 2021

OWNER

San Diego State University

ARCHITECT

HGA