The acoustical, staging, and lighting needs can vary greatly according to the type of performance. Instrumental music calls for different types of acoustical design than spoken performances like plays and lectures. Operas and musicals require especially elaborate stage technologies. Multi-purpose performing arts centers need spaces that can be adapted to meet the specific needs of very different art forms.
The theaters and performing arts centers in this picture gallery are among the world's most innovative. Click on a photo to begin your tour.