Design renderings for the new lobby at the Long Wharf 
(© Long Wharf Theatre)
Design renderings for the new lobby at the Long Wharf
(© Long Wharf Theatre)
Long Wharf Theatre, which launched a $3.8 million renovation campaign in Fall 2011 to fund improvements, will begin renovations in June that are expected to be completed in the fall.

With designs by Gregg, Wies & Gardner Architects in New Haven, the renovation makes improvements to the facility that will focus on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage Theatre. The renovations will include an expanded lobby, an added concession bar, more restrooms, and a new lighting grid for the designers. Another significant improvement will be new heating and air-conditioning units.

The mainstage seating will be replaced with new, roomier seats, each with significantly increased legroom between rows. This will decrease the number of seats from 486 to just over 400.

Long Wharf Theatre has currently raised approximately $2.56 million, close to 70 percent of the goal, which includes The Tow Foundation's gift of $1.25 million.

For more information about the theatre's renovation project click here.