Formerly known as Memminger Auditorium, Festival Hall makes a striking first impression within the historic Charleston landscape.
With over 14,000 SF of combined indoor and outdoor space, Festival Hall is Charleston, South Carolina’s most versatile venue for any type of occasion.
The $6M renovation of this 1935, 1-story auditorium into a black box theater included 10,000 SF of flexible indoor space, a 4,000 square foot outdoor courtyard, 6 dressing rooms, an extensive catwalk and theatre grid system, and a loading dock.
The existing structural system consisted of load bearing masonry walls supporting pitched structural steel roof trusses. Removed sloping cast-in-place concrete first floor to replace with flat steel frame and structural slab floor. A 5,000 SF addition for a theater, warehouse, office space, and storage, was also constructed.
Location: Charleston, SC
Square Footage: 14,000