Ocean City Convention Center Performing Arts Center

Ocean City, Maryland

This exciting project, Phase 2 of a major expansion of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, features an expansive new 16,000 sf performing arts auditorium with state-of-the-art equipment, 1,216 fixed theater seats on two tiers, a 2,400 sf proscenium stage, orchestra pit, two VIP dressing rooms, separate group dressing rooms for men and women, green room, ticket office and concessions area. The fly gallery and curtains are controlled by a touch-screen computer. Tiles hanging from the ceiling, along with the woodwork and fabric walls are meant to absorb sound and minimize reverberation, providing prime acoustic quality. The versatile performing arts venue will provide a new year round amenity for visitors and residents alike, hosting concerts, musicals and theatrical productions as well as seminars. The project scope included demolishing the existing ballroom and large exhibit hall. Design utilized Revit modeling. WFT Engineering provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design, and construction administration services. This Maryland Stadium Authority project was completed on-time and under budget.

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