Pell Chafee Performance Center
The Pell Chafee named in honor of Senator Claiborne Pell and the late Senator John Chafee. The center's dedication was held on Monday September 26, 2005 .
- The former Empire Street branch of Citizens Bank built in 1929, Citizens Bank’s 2000 gift to Trinity Repertory Company.
- Phased conversion by Durkee Brown Viveiros & Werenfels Architects
- a home for the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA graduate training programs
- a home for Trinity Rep’s K-12 education/enrichment programs, such as the Textron Young Actors Studio
- site for special events
- Recipient of the 2005 Providence Preservation Society Adaptive Reuse Award
- historic restoration of building elements
- removal of 1970s-era dropped ceiling
- acoustic treatment of vaulted ceiling
- a new main entrance vestibule, new ramps
- construction of classroom/studio spaces at lower level
- utilities (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fully sprinklered addressable fire alarm system)
Street level: the Citizens Bank Theater
- Flexible performance space (45’ x 80’)
- Lighting grid: 25’ from floor
- Potential capacity of 250 (seated); 450 (no seating)
- Accessible classrooms and restroom
- Concessions area
Lower level: the Lugosch Family Education Center: 7 class studios (size varies), restrooms
Location & Map
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