The design of Starlight Theatre maintains the tradition of open-air performances at Rock Valley College while offering new flexibility and comfort, allowing the company to extend its season and guarantee performances.

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Beneath the roof, the central theater space forms an unexpected vertical axis to the sky that enhances the audience’s delight at being outdoors. With its new building and expanded programming possibilities, Starlight has become a regional destination and favorite summer venue for the community.

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Technologies typically employed to move roofs over massive stadiums were adapted to fit the theater’s scale and budget. In fair weather, the roof opens to the stars for a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.

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 Project Info :

Architects : Studio Gang Architects
Project Year : 2003
Project Size : 42,000 sf
Owner : Rock Valley College
Cost : $8.5 M, on-time and on-budget
Project Location : Rockford, IL, United States

 

  • KMP Furniture Blog

    I love how it’s an open-roof theater but still a little covered and the star forming roof is very gracious and unique.

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