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Sidney Harman Hall

Washington, D.C.

Project Description:

The 775-seat Sidney Harman Hall is home to the Shakespeare Theatre Company. The Shakespeare Theatre Company is known for their elaborate productions and required custom rigging solutions to create the theatre’s transformable interior. The space can be configured with a proscenium, thrust, semi-arena or bare stage. JR Clancy provided a proscenium arch that can change size, or be flown out of sight and stored in the fly space. The first five rows of seats in the theatre are on two wagons with air bearings, allowing these seats to be easily moved. A large demountable trap systems, acoustical reflector, and counterweight rigging was also integral to the theatre’s design.


  • Custom proscenium arch
  • 50 Counterweight rigging sets
  • Demountable trap system
  • Acoustical reflector



Additional Information:

Sidney Harmon's Gift (pdf)