Northern Stage

Barrette Center for the Arts

With this project, we are matching a truly world-class theater company with a state-of-the-art facility in order to energize the cultural and economic vitality of our region.”

Stuart Johnson Committee Chairman The Campaign for the Northern Stage Building


Bread Loaf provided Integrated Project Management services to Northern Stage to build a new theater on the site of the former Miller Auto Garage on Gates Street in White River Junction, VT.

Northern Stage is a regional non-profit professional theater based in the Upper Valley that brings national and area talent together in an intimate theater setting presenting diverse classic, contemporary, and new plays and musicals. Northern Stage also offers educational and summer camps as well as numerous community outreach programs.

With 17,500 gross square footage, the new building features: a bright and visible frontage to welcome patrons and bring new aesthetic vitality to White River Junction; an intimate and modern 250-seat theater with unobstructed sight-lines, a comfortable seating arrangement with wide seats and more than 3 feet between rows with no seat farther than 38 feet from the stage; a new rehearsal/classroom for actors and students to explore the craft of theater; state-of-the-art acoustics and sound systems.

Construction began in September 2014 and finished in time for the new theater to open for the company’s 19th season in the fall of 2015.

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