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St. Annís Warehouse fills a vital niche in New York Cityís cultural landscape as an artistic home and d≠≠estination for the American avant-garde, international companies of distinction, and talented, emerging artists ready to work on a grand scale. St. Annís signature, flexible open space allows artists to stretch, both literally and imaginatively, enabling them to approach work with unfettered creativity, knowing that the theater can be adapted in multiple configurations to suit their needs.
Developing the Tobacco Warehouse as St. Annís first permanent home adds countless opportunities for year-round global, regional, and local programming, including cultural, educational, and family activities that complement the many outdoor recreational aspects of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Preserving our original brick walls and the scenic archways around the perimeter creates an elegant, robust Gateway to the Brooklyn Waterfront. The building provides multiple points of access for community members from across the street and artists and visitors from around the world to come together to explore new possibilities for expression, to meet and celebrate on a glorious waterfront, and to enrich local life for decades to come.
St. Annís Warehouse has launched a $27 million capital campaign to transform the Tobacco Warehouse into a year-round performing arts facility and community hub in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Designed by the top-notch team of Marvel Architects and Charcoalblue theater consultants, the 25,000 square foot iconic, pre-Civil War structure will include:
- A large, versatile theater space, with capacity for 300Ė700 people, to accommodate St. Annís core theater and music programming, large-scale festivals, and special community milestone events.
- A multi-use Community Room, dedicated to local artists, educational, and community groups, especially suited to intimate, smaller scale programs and events.
- An open-air Triangle Garden forged within the existing brick walls for Park visitors and pre-performance audiences, which will be open to the public during Brooklyn Bridge Park hours., designed by Brooklyn Bridge Park landscape designer Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the Garden will serve as both an entrance to the theater and a place for Park visitors to experience the original walls up close, to enjoy shade from a newly planted grove of birch trees in the summer and shelter from the wind in winter.
The original brick walls will be topped with a clerestory ribbon of clear glass bricks, forming a bridge between the red brick walls and the roof above the theater.
None of this would be possible without the vast support, dedication and guidance from the St. Annís Board of Directors, led by President Joseph S. Steinberg; friends and donors; community leaders; and our City, State, and Federal officials. To date, we have raised over $25 million! Weíre almost there. For information about how you can make an impact, please contact Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson at Andy@stannswarehouse.org or call 718 834 8794 ext 25. Or, click here to make a donation online>> We need your help to bring us home.
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