The Chuck Mathena Center is dedicated to serving the region for the presentation of the performing and visual arts. The center includes a 1,000 seat auditorium, gallery/display and multi-use areas, administration/offices, conference room and back-of-house areas. The entrance to the building houses the main lobby and the rotunda which can be used for a variety of functions and exhibitions. The auditorium, stagehouse and back-of-house areas are designed to international standards to attract symphony orchestras and full-state Broadway productions. The flexibility of the design allows for up to three separate functions to be hosted at one time – an art exhibit, a performance, and a private gathering can all be held in separate areas.
ETB’s team for this project included the world-renowned theater design consultant George C. Izenour and Associates.