The Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
The Thunder Bay Community Auditorium was built
for the city of Thunder Bay located in Ontario, Canada. The venue
opened its doors in 1985.
This 1500-seat multi-purpose space has exceptional
acoustics and a warm intimate feel giving it a reputation as one
of the finest in North America. A broad array of adjustable technical
features including flexible acoustics make the room well-suited
to a wide range of events including symphonic music, musical theatre,
rock music, and headline entertainers. The stage can also be transformed
into a cabaret with tables and seating on the stage itself.
The auditorium maintains state-of-the-art equipment to fulfill
the range of requirements of local presenters and large touring
companies. A moveable ceiling can be raised or lowered to change
the quality of reflected sound. The orchestra pit lifts are able
to accommodate additional seating or may be used to extend the stage
into the audience chamber. Fourteen large moveable panels may be
placed behind the performers in order to create an orchestra shell
and alter the room's acoustics for different performance needs.
Acoustic draperies covering the inner walls may be used to modify
the reverberance of the room.
Artec provided Design and Planning services covering
Phase services, Auditorium
Performance Equipment Systems Design and Comprehensive
Acoustics. The architects of The
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium were Fraser Browne and Tett,