Peoples Light & Theater

Location: Malvern, PA

Client: People's Light and Theatre Company

Completion Date: 2011


In 2011, People’s Light requested OFA to provide a new vision for their theatre’s campus of buildings in an effort to raise funding for their expansion.  The company’s grounds includes an historic Barn and farmhouse, two black box theatres, a banquet space, actor housing, and company offices.  This mix of buildings & uses present a number of challenges to visitors and staff, and lack a cohesive vision that speaks to the mission of the Theatre Company.  OFA worked to provide strategic additions & renovations to clarify the site circulation, enhance each individual function, and provide a unified sense of place.  This included a new theatre main entry, a new banquet pavilion, expansion of the restaurant with outdoor seating, and new and renovated actor housing.