The Next Stage:

Illuminating Our Bright Future

Gulfshore Playhouse Cultural Campus Walk Through

This Is Our Moment


Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of our region by producing professional theatre to the highest artistic standards and providing unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people in a spirit of service, adventure, and excitement.

Gulfshore Playhouse | Baker Theatre and Education Center CLICK TO ENLARGE Mainstage Theatre CLICK TO ENLARGE Moran Midpoint CLICK TO ENLARGE Akin Grand Lobby featuring the John & Carol Walter Grand Escalier CLICK TO ENLARGE Concierge Desk CLICK TO ENLARGE Proscenium Mainstage CLICK TO ENLARGE Struthers Hall CLICK TO ENLARGE Studio Theatre CLICK TO ENLARGE Rooftop Terrace CLICK TO ENLARGE Gulfshore Playhouse Education Wing CLICK TO ENLARGE Wilson Garden CLICK TO ENLARGE Founder's Lounge CLICK TO ENLARGE Hertzog Hall CLICK TO ENLARGE Boardroom CLICK TO ENLARGE Education Lounge CLICK TO ENLARGE Classroom CLICK TO ENLARGE

Playhouse The new, state-of-the-art theatre and education complex will become an iconic landmark at the gateway to downtown for generations to come. The stunning space will include:
- A 350-seat preeminent mainstage theatre, with comfortable seating, and handicapped-accessibility
- A flexible 125-seat studio space.
- An education wing with rehearsal rooms, performance spaces, classrooms and a student lounge.
- A large rehearsal room also available for special events and rentals.
- A grand lobby with cafe, bar, lounge, and outdoor terrace.
- On-site parking for all those attending performances
Gulfshore Playhouse |
Baker Theatre and Education Center
Mainstage Theatre MAINSTAGE THEATRE To produce Broadway-quality theatre, we need a Broadway-quality stage. The proscenium mainstage will have the exact dimensions of a Broadway theatre while maintaining the intimacy patrons have come to expect. With a stage this size – complete with state-of-the-art technology – anything will be possible at Gulfshore Playhouse. Our diverse repertoire will feature productions of unparalleled quality: dynamic dramas, uproarious comedies, soaring musicals, and thought-provoking world premieres and contemporary pieces. On top of that, this space is perfectly sized to create work that will easily transfer to a Broadway stage. We want to create only the best for Naples, and this grand proscenium stage will be perfectly suited to the task. Moran Midpoint The bar area is one of our exciting focal points in the Grand Lobby. While a café by day, at night – before, during and after a show – guests can help themselves to delectable small bites as well as craft libations. In what is sure to be a lively and bustling space for mingling, this exquisite lobby will welcome guests at all times of the day. MORAN MIDPOINT Akin Grand Lobby The Akin Grand Lobby featuring the John & Carol Walter Grand Escalier will be the heart and soul of the new Gulfshore Playhouse Cultural Campus. Open and inviting, this distinctive space featuring fine finishes and broad airy windows will be a welcoming beacon from the street. Guests can linger, enjoy the open air and complimentary WiFi amongst comfortable seating, beautiful views, and the promise of engaging interactions. AKIN GRAND LOBBY FEATURING THE JOHN & CAROL WALTER GRAND ESCALIER Concierge Desk A stunning concierge desk greets guests upon arrival. Walk up to this beautiful architecturally curved station and one of our attendants will assist you with ticket purchases or provide information about an upcoming show or program. CONCIERGE DESK Proscenium Mainstage PROSCENIUM MAINSTAGE As you enter the mainstage theatre, you’re immediately transported into another world. Decorated in cerulean blues to represent the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll feel right at home in this state-of-the-art theatre complimented by perfect sightlines, acoustics and lighting. The mainstage is the same size as a Broadway stage. House seating can accommodate 350 patrons – 250 on the Orchestra level, another 100 on the Mezzanine level, and additional VIP seating on the Box level. Struthers Hall STRUTHERS HALL For any theatre, ample rehearsal space is crucial to quality productions and the creative process; Gulfshore Playhouse is no exception. In Naples, however, where high-quality event space is largely unavailable, this room is all the more necessary. This important space will not only be home to rehearsals, artist and director talks, readings, opening night parties, and education events, but will be available as a rental space for luncheons, galas, weddings, and parties. Studio Theatre STUDIO THEATRE Gulfshore Playhouse’s Studio Theatre will be a fully outfitted 125-seat flexible space. This second theatre space will enable us to provide our audiences with diversity in programming, featuring thought-provoking dramas, small-cast comedies and new works. While a large-scale musical is showcased on our mainstage, an edgy new work could be presented in the studio, concurrently. While a classic comedy performs in the main theatre, a STAR Academy education production could be hosted in the studio. Rooftop Terrace ROOFTOP TERRACE The Rooftop Terrace will be a beautiful extension of the intimate gathering spaces, with a generous glimpse of the outdoor surroundings. Patrons will be able to relax and meet friends before and after performances and during intermissions while also enjoying refreshments and sparkling conversation. Education Wing GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE
This space will include a variety of classrooms, rehearsal studios, performance spaces, and a student lounge. Students will flourish in a setting specifically designed for training in acting, movement, voice, stagecraft, and musical theatre. Mirrored walls and sprung floors will make rehearsal more effective and enjoyable, while also increasing safety. With numerous spaces, a group can rehearse dance in one room while rehearsing a scene in another. Gulfshore Playhouse will be a second home to our region’s students of all ages. These experiences will foster creativity, confidence, self-expression, and a deep appreciation for the arts.
Wilson Garden WILSON GARDEN As you approach the new Gulfshore Playhouse Cultural Campus, you are welcomed by a beautiful garden and flowering trees, encouraging outdoor conversation, relaxation and reflection on one of our warm rustic benches. Founder's Lounge FOUNDER'S LOUNGE A modern and intimate setting welcomes donors and patrons in the private Founder’s Lounge. The beautiful lounge includes a refreshment area, private restrooms, and comfortable gathering spaces available to host receptions as well as private parties. Studio Rehearsal Hall HERTZOG HALL This airy, and light-filled secondary studio with expansive glass windows provides for additional rehearsal space complete with sprung floors and wall-to-wall mirrors. Here, actors can rehearse their lines or host a small talk-back or audience engagement class before or after a show. The rehearsal hall can easily be transformed into the perfect event venue for intimate parties, gatherings or luncheon meetings. Located on the second floor, the space also provides convenient access to the rooftop terrace, providing scenic views of lush landscaping. Boardroom BOARDROOM Whether hosting a planning meeting with staff, a board of director’s meeting, or a roundtable discussion with other community and business leaders, our Boardroom/Classroom space allows for ample distancing, or can be reconfigured for a smaller group setting. Comfortable seating, a neutral color palette and ambience lighting enhance the space. The room also doubles as a functional classroom, and can easily be transformed for afternoon or evening theatre education classes. Education Lounge EDUCATION LOUNGE Welcoming students from all walks of life, and open to the public, the Education Lobby is a bright and engaging space, designed to create a sense of community. Emphasizing light and openness, the design provides a place for our students of all ages to gather and study together. Lounge areas provide additional space for individual study, informal conversation, and collaboration before or after a class. Classroom CLASSROOM In the Education Wing Classroom, we unlock the possibilities for our young creatives. This sleek space design provides for ample space for a musical theatre dance class or education production rehearsal room. Sprung dance flooring, practice floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and wide-open spacing allow the student to work at their craft. Bright lighting brought in through a geometric wall design, along with vibrant coloring and clean lines convey a feeling of motion and speed right as visitors walk in and begin their session. This space will allow our students to soar.

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