IHBC features ‘Heritage from the Global doorstep’: Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin theatre reopens after five-year restoration

image for illustration: Hillside Theatre by Marykeiran, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Hillside Theatre by Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin has reopened following an extensive five-year restoration that addressed ‘significant structural and functional challenges’.

Dezeen writes:

Located on Taliesin, the Wisconsin estate Frank Lloyd Wright called home for nearly 50 years, the Hillside Theatre served as a multipurpose space since its 1903 inception and as a more formal ‘playhouse’ since 1932….

…Its most recent iteration consists of two banks of red theatre seating raised on stone steps angled towards one another to create a tight corner.

… Led by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Taliesin Preservation, a project to restore the theatre began in 2019…

The project received funding from National Park Service Save America’s Treasures program; the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Trust for Historic Preservation; the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, as well as private donors…

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