PHOENIX (May 20, 2010) – The historic Herberger Theater Center is closed for Phase Two of its structural transformation. All theater performances are suspended at the facility until October 1.
Phase Two of the renovation project focuses on exterior building and site improvements to enhance the patron experience. The South Plaza will undergo considerable enhancements to extend the theater experience to the outdoors. The renovation includes the addition of exterior public space, upgraded signage and a new second floor donor lounge with a balcony above the southwest lobby. Front-of-house and back-of-house renovations include plumbing and electrical improvements, signage and structural improvements to restrooms. The house will undergo a complete refurbishment of seating, platforms, lighting, carpet and paint on the 801-seat Center Stage and 343-seat Stage West. The Herberger Theater Center renovations will bring the building up to ADA compliance internally and externally. 
The Herberger Theater property is owned by the city of Phoenix; maintained by the Phoenix Convention Center Department; and operated in partnership with the Phoenix Performing Arts Center, Inc. with $16 million funding from the 2006 Citizen Bond Election.  Pfocus is representing the owner as the program director, Gould Evans Associates is the architect and D.L. Withers Construction is the construction manager at risk.