The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro, North Carolina is now the home to the largest Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system in the US.
The centre’s events will be supported by world-class audience amenities and advanced technologies, including variable acoustical environments tailored for each performance.
The venue will serve as a concert hall for symphony performances and opera as well as an auditorium for spoken word events and a road house for touring shows from rock concerts to Broadway musicals.
COVID-19 forced cancellation of grand opening festivities for the venue just days before the scheduled event. The multi-day celebrations in March 2020 were to include performances by, among others, Josh Groban, Tony Bennett and Jay Leno. A new opening date has not yet been set.
“I knew from the outset that the economics would be driven by selling out touring shows, which is why we set 3,000 as our minimum capacity and designed our staging to accommodate tours well into the future,” says Matt Brown, who as managing director of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex now also carries responsibility for the Tanger Center.
“Yet following the demolition of the old War Memorial Auditorium, the Greensboro Symphony was in need of a new home. Our goal was to provide an optimum environment for both types of performances without compromising either.”