The Topfer Theatre at a Glance

Location: 202 South Lamar Blvd. where Riverside Drive ends, just south of Lady Bird Lake
Theatre Size: 26,196 square feet
Theatre Features: Fly tower, trapped stage, adjustable acoustics, fully equipped backstage with larger dressing rooms and green room, state-of-the-art light, sound and video equipment
Stage: The Karen Kuykendall Stage is 3,280 square feet (3.5 times larger than the Kleberg Stage)
Seating: Topfer Theatre, Karen Kuykendall Stage:
Kleberg Stage (original Mainstage):
Binning-Dickson Education Center,
Whisenhunt Stage:
420 seats
230 seats
130 seats
Architectural Details: Expansive glass panels flanking the entrance inspired by stage curtains; a two-story lobby; expanded  concessions, box office and restrooms; Juliet balcony overlooking the open-air plaza; private Sky Lounge and balcony for donors with spectacular views of downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake
Plaza: 8,600 square feet; combined with lobby, has capacity for 430 seated guests  
Green Features: Rain garden, LED lighting in patron areas, 34 additional native trees
ZPACC: ZACH Production and Creativity Center (ZPACC) currently houses rehearsal and private event space, prop shop and production staff offices; it will expand to include a costume shop, administrative offices and an additional rehearsal studio
Fundraising Raised to Date:
Overall Goal:
2006 Bond Program:
$23 million
$23.5 million
$10 million
Construction Team: Architect:
Project Management:
Theatre Design:
Andersson•Wise Architects
JE Dunn Construction Company
Benz Resource Group
Theatre Consultants Collaborative
Creative Acoustics
Season Sponsors:
Holiday Inn Schlotzskys
202 South Lamar - Austin, TX 78704 - Phone 512-476-0541
ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin,Texas.    
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