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Little Theatre

ACES Educational Center for the Arts

Reclaiming the rich history of New Haven in the restoration of this 1926 community-built playhouse, The Little Theatre now provides state-of-the-art technology for the state’s oldest interdistrict magnet high school dedicated to the arts.


  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • Complete Architectural Services
Project Size and Type
  • Addition / Renovate-as-New / Historic
  • 10,300 s.f.
  • Completion: 2014


Underpinning of two neighboring buildings as well as the 16 inch concrete walls of the theatre were just a few of the “big” challenges met on this tight urban site through both engineering innovation and community engagement.


A simple palette of materials -- painted concrete block, exposed structural decking, laminated counter with clear acrylic supports – are elevated by their installation detailing that gives a raw, fun, backstage feeling throughout.

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