MGM Grand at Foxwoods

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Schuler Shook provided theatre planning services for a new 380,000 sf component of a new 2.3 million sf hotel and casino complex for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, including a 4,000-seat "headliner" theatre with permanent video displays in the proscenium walls, a 48,000 sf ballroom and a 15,000 sf junior ballroom.

The new theatre facility needed to serve as a proscenium theatre for live performance and to convert to a boxing ring configuration. Schuler Shook’s theatre planners worked with the architect to plan the space,then planned and designed a theatre seating system allowing conversion to a boxing ring configuration seating approximately 4,500 spectators. We also designed the stage lighting system, manual and motorized rigging, the cue-light system, curtains, boxing ring rigging and lighting in the theatre. We planned and designed portable lighting and hoist systems and automated lighting for both the theatre and the ballrooms.


Mashantucket, CT