Lusher Lions Gate Theater
New Orleans, LA
Lusher Charter School, a magnet school in New Orleans, is the second highest ranked charter school in Louisiana, with a standard of excellence in their arts’ based curriculum. However, their High School/ Middle School campus was without a real theater space for its’ drama program, forcing the department to go off campus for productions.
We took a 6,380 SF area at the first floor of their existing building that sat unimproved since the school was built in 1931 and constructed a Black Box Theater, with all attendant acoustical, lighting and audio features, along with associated dressing rooms, costume shop, offices, classrooms and conference rooms for the Drama Department, and a new theater lobby with art gallery space and patron restrooms. The Lion’s Gate Theater is now used for dramatic productions, recitals, and student art installations at the school.
ClientLusher Charter School
Project TypeEducation · Renovation