Germantown Community Theatre
The Germantown Community Theater is a volunteer-based non-profit community theater, which showcases the talents of people from the Philadelphia region. The theater has a year-round schedule of plays and musicals, including experimental theater groups, a summer children’s festival, an aspiring actors’ internship program, and a visual arts gallery showcasing the work of local artists.
94 West Schoolhouse Lane. Philadelphia, PA 19144
Total Net Sq. Ft.:
Assembly uses, usually w/ fixed seating, intended for the production and viewing of the performing arts or motion pictures
including, but not limited to: Motion picture theaters, Symphony and concert Halls, Television and radio studios admitting an audience and theaters. Number of Occupants: 300 people (5 ADA s
The shape of the theatre was inspired by Zaha Hadid’s explorations of shape, form, and idea of fractal
geometries. Fractal geometries build up everything around us in a microscopic level. This idea is trans
-lated into the Germantown Community Theatre where the fractals represent artists, performers,
workers, and audiences that make up the community as a whole.
The theatre addresses the Germantown’s need of a Theatre while adding life to the community with a
modern touch. While the exterior of the theatre keeps within style of a traditional building style, the
inside of the theatre is modern steel, glass, 3Form resin both lit and unlit, and quartz. Colors are cool.
3Form glass light up to make the space more lively, while the colors on the floor are darker to ground them.
Sustainability: The theatre is heated by a radiant floor system, powered by solar panels, and collects rain and black water to be filtered. Materials are recycled, low VOC and appliances are energy and water saving.
appliances and fixtures will also be