Archbold Theatre Special Collections Research Center

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Building with sign above that reads Syracuse Stage and John D. Archbold Theater above purple doorframe

Archbold Theatre, SU Photo & Imaging RS 8848

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John D. Archbold Theatre

Groundbreaking for Renovations: March 3, 1980

Dedicated: November 13, 1980

Building Occupied: November 14, 1980; Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" was first performance

Cost: $1.3 million

Funding: $450,000 donated, John Dana Archbold, SU trustee and grandson of theatre's namesake; $130,000, National Endowment for the Arts; $400,000, friends and patrons of Syracuse Stage

Architects: Roger Morgan, designer, with assistance from Schleicher-Soper, Syracuse; Newton S. Wiley, project architect

Contractors: Hueber-Breuer Construction Company, Syracuse

Location:820 E. Genesee Street

Space: Seating for 499 patrons - 349 on the main floor and 150 in the balcony

Notes: Part of the Regent Theatre Complex, Archbold was located on the site of the original Regent Theatre. Creation of Archbold Theatre increased the seating capacity of Syracuse Stage, SU's performance theatre in residence, and offered a stage which could be converted from a proscenium to a semi-thrust.