Belmont University’s new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, the crown jewel of a trilogy of performing arts spaces, anchoring the University’s Performing Arts District opened in Fall 2021. The performing arts center’s 1,700-seat main hall is of a “horseshoe” opera house form with full multi-use acoustical capabilities. The hall’s design supports various programs, from musical theatre, opera, dance, orchestra, and choral performances to popular entertainment and special events.
In addition to the main hall, there are two event halls, a grand lobby, and a rehearsal space. The grand lobby transforms into a 900-seat banquet hall for special events combined with the two event halls. The main hall features a sound transparent dome with full adjustable acoustic capabilities, an orchestra pit featuring two lifts, a trapped stage, and high-grade sound reinforcement and video infrastructure facilities for television broadcast. The latter is to be featured during the Dec. 1 filming of the annual “Christmas at Belmont” concert, featuring more than 800 student musicians and vocalists in a nationally broadcast performance on PBS. Akustiks oversaw the acoustical and audio-video design of the new facility.
Enjoy Christmas at Belmont 2021 on PBS Mon, Dec 20 at 9/8c, performed in the new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University, Nashville,TN
Project Location: Nashville, TN
Client Name: Belmont University
Project Name: Belmont University Performing Arts Center
Theatre Consultant: Theatre Projects
Project Year: 2021
Project Size: 155,000 sq ft
Project Cost: US $160,000,000
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