The Solvang Festival Theater was built in 1974 by the community in an effort to revitalize the town of Solvang and bring visitors to the valley. 19six is currently working on programming, concept design, and fundraising assistance for a long overdue renovation of this charming community theater.
The new improvements will create a dynamic open-air theater. Enhancing the control level will increase the theater’s technical capabilities as it embraces the auditorium and adds to the intimacy of the theater while maintaining the ambiance of the outdoors. The design incorporates a combination of contemporary elements compatible with the traditional architectural context.
19six worked closely with the Solvang Festival Theater board, and PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre to program and provide concept designs for this significant theater restoration. The project will include a new control level with interconnected theatrical lighting positions, eliminating the needs for the individual pole mounted theatrical lights, as well as new sound control and lighting booths, and new seating throughout. Additionally, the project includes a new audience entry pavilion with widened gates, and reconfigured theater entry stairs to reduce congestion, with a new sidewalk level accessible ticket office with shaded windows.