Boston Opera House
|Architect:||Martinez & Johnson Architecture|
Suffolk’s general contractors restored and expanded the Boston Opera House in a major 18-month renovation effort.
The team restored the exterior front façade and trim to match the original design. Interior restorations included sculpture work, gold leaf finishes, marble columns, painting and tapestry restoration, plus work to grand staircases, chandeliers and walnut and oak paneling. To update the theater, our general contractors improved backstage facilities, added fire escape routes and handicap access points, and installed new fire protection and HVAC systems. Suffolk also replaced the roof to top off the 100-foot high vaulted ceilings.
New construction was necessary to make the theater viable. The Boston building was enlarged from 85,251 square feet to 116,754 square feet. Originally built with 2,900 seats, the renovation reduced the seating capacity to 2,500 to provide more comfortable seating. The stage was also expanded from 35 feet to 45 feet to accommodate larger productions. The project was built by Suffolk’s entertainment general contractors in Boston, MA.