TheatreSquared or T2 is a state-of-the-art modern theatre located at 477 W Spring Street, Fayetteville, Northwest Arkansas. It is the brainchild of a renowned architectural firm, Marvel Architects, known for their famous projects in New York namely the New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard — a hub for innovative research and manufacturing center, St. Anne’s Warehouse — a popular performance venue in Brooklyn, and Pierhouse — a residential building with a stunning view of the New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge. T2 spans roughly 50,000 square feet of indoor space designed to house two pioneering theaters, rehearsal spaces, 8 guests artist suite, offices, in-house workshops for props and costumes, education and community space, and a 24/7 café and bar. The builders designed the TheatreSquared’s studio, rehearsal area, as well as the main stage to be readily visible from across the street, actually projecting from the facade to solely create and let people experience a live play.
It is one of the foremost cultural institutions In Northwest Arkansas. Since it’s opening way back in 2005, it has welcomed roughly 65 thousand guests and spectators. The theatre stages seven productions yearly. They also have a seasonal theatrical lineup which includes Ann, The Half-life of Marie Curie, A Christmas Carol, School Girls, Matilda: The Musical, and many more. Aside from that, the theatre also conducts various activities as their way of showing gratitude for the continued support of the community. These activities include educational school tours of various high schools, a school-based literacy intervention program, as well as professional development for the affiliated educators.
- Kids T2 Club – this program is designed for young artists aged 5-12 years old. It involves a series of fun and creative classes led by in-house professional hands-on teaching artists. The classes are jam-packed with theatre activities paralleled after real plays. These include Shakespeare in Love, Native Gardens, Christmas Carol, The Royale, Ann, My Father’s War, and Matilda the Musical. The performances are held every selected Sunday at 2 pm and parents, as well as grandparents, are encouraged to attend.
- Summer camp – there are several programs under the summer camp. It is designed for young artists aged 14-18 years old. These programs include the Improv Intensive, Junior Shakespeare Camp, Summerstage, and Shakespeare Academy. The activity in this program is a step up from the Kids T2 Club. Students will be able to tackle the basics of a theatrical play, as well as make their improvised play. They will be able to sharpen their skills in both scene work and performing skills.
- Adults– programs designed for adults include acting classes and playwrights workshop. Acting classes focus solely on honing the students performing skills. The Playwrights Workshop on the other hand is largely dedicated to nurturing novel plays to expand the American theatrical community.
TheatreSquared is one of the worthwhile places to visit when you find yourself in Northwest Arkansas. It is a premier destination dedicated to celebrating local culture and talent as well as aims to provide their guests with the most unique experience.
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