The Atlas Performing Arts Center

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The renovation of this historic 1938 marquee theatre in Northeast Washington, DC was a key element of the city’s H Street Corridor revitalization. Once a thriving commercial district, H Street NE fell into decline in the latter half of the 20th century, and while many buildings did not endure, The Atlas remained intact. The neighborhood began resurgence in the early 2000s.

The Atlas now offers a premium venue for theater, music, dance, film and other cultural arts. Lab Theatre I seats 40-80; Lab Theatre II seats 60-90; the Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre seats 262; and the Paul Sprenger Theatre can be configured for 100-280 seats. The facility also includes dressing rooms; classrooms; and a café. GHT’s work on the project also encompassed four adjoining storefront buildings.

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