Philadelphia's Miller Theater (formerly Shubert) to get a $30 million renovation
Posted by: TimDunleavy01:28 pm EST 11/10/22
After a previous planned renovation (which would have destroyed the lobby) fell through, a new renovation is now on the boards.
Those needs are major, and some won’t be addressed as part of the current project.... There are no current plans, for instance, for a new, more historically accurate Broad Street facade. The existing one, a hodgepodge of new and old elements, is the legacy of a 1980s renovation.
Likewise, updates to the backstage areas and rigging systems are not proposed right now.
But the current project — estimated to cost $30 million — promises to improve the visitor experience. When it’s completed, patrons will likely no longer have to walk through office spaces to reach certain seats, a quirk that leaves unsuspecting visitors wondering what they’ve signed up for.