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Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University

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Harrisonburg, VA

A 175,000 SF two-story building that includes on building for theater and dance, a separate building for music, and an outdoor courtyard.  The Dorothy Thomasson Estes Center for Theatre and Dance includes three theaters, offices, a costume shop, computer labs, and a lobby.  The Center for Music Performance contains a concert hall, recital hall, practice rooms, offices and a lobby.  The structure is unique in that it puts more than 1,500 audience members in close proximity to the performers, and can host a large variety of acts.

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Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

A 175,000 SF two-story building that includes on building for theater and dance, a separate building for music, and an outdoor courtyard.  The Dorothy Thomasson Estes Center for Theatre and Dance includes three theaters, offices, a costume shop, computer labs, and a lobby.  The Center for Music Performance contains a concert hall, recital hall, practice rooms, offices and a lobby.  The structure is unique in that it puts more than 1,500 audience members in close proximity to the performers, and can host a large variety of acts.

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