Etched in the psyche of both the country and the City, Massey Hall has survived with very limited patron, artist and performance support spaces for over a century. Triggered by a recent donation of land, this project represents the full transformation and revitalization of the heritage hall and includes a new addition. Exterior passarelles will connect the balcony levels to new patron amenities, two additional performance spaces, along with a recording studio and lounge.
Revitalization of an Icon: The Hall, revered for its intimacy (even at 2800 seats) and its acoustics, has been sensitively updated to meet current standards of accessibility The alterations incorporate the addition of parterre seating at the Orchestra level to mirror the form of the balconies above.; Fixed Orchestra seating has been replaced by an automated removable seating system to allow for General Admission standing attendance in this part of the Hall. The work includes a full upgrade of audio systems and lighting technology, with improved artist accommodation. The interior material palette, a mix of the original Moorish-style and a Deco overlay has been carefully recalibrated to adjust for the reintroduction of the original stained glass windows into the hall. Stage acoustics have been upgraded to support performers on stage.