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Bringing an Original Broadway Theatre Back to Life

Hudson Theatre

 

Project summary

 

Following an agreement between Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and Millennium Hotels, Broadway’s Hudson Theatre has been restored and brought back to life. The renovation included installation of new patron amenities and lounges, new audience seating throughout the auditorium, and all new stage engineering systems in the stage house.   The Hudson Theatre originally opened in 1902. It served as a Broadway Theatre, later serving as a radio studio, television studio, and then as a nightclub on the way to its most recent incarnation as a convention and rental space for the Times Square Millennium Hotel.  

 

The renovation included replacing the late 20th-century seating, increasing the seat count from its previous 699 to 970. Outdated and substandard equipment in the stagehouse was removed and replaced with modern equipment designed to perform at the level of quality expected of Broadway performance.  

 

The Hudson possesses a natural acoustic that is highly conducive to the intimacy we strive to achieve in a playhouse. A key part of the brief was to understand the performance the auditorium and stagehouse provides and ensure the renovated theatre provides the same level of quality.