Palmer Auditorium
New London, Connecticut

Palmer Auditorium is a charming 1939 example of the Moderne style. The building has a storied history, at different times associated with the American Dance Festival, the National Theater of the Deaf, and the Eugene O’Neill Memorial Theater Center. Now home to the Department of Theater, its 1,300-seat auditorium is used for dance, music, and theater performances, lectures, and college events. Nextstage Design is working with Centerbrook Architects on options for renovating and expanding the building to serve Connecticut College and the wider community long into the twenty-first century.

Institution
Connecticut College

Architect
Centerbrook Architects

Acoustician
Marshall-KMK Acoustics

Construction Type
Renovation

Square Feet
32,000

Cost
TBD

Completion
TBD

Users
Department of Dance
Department of Music
Department of Theater
onStage at Connecticut College

Spaces
1,300-seat multipurpose theater

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