The Beverly Theater
Las Vegas, NV
14,457 SF, two-story
151 retractable seats
407-room capacity, multiuse venue
NAIOP Southern Nevada Honor Award, Special Use, 2024
AIA Nevada Merit Award, Built Category, 2023
ULI Placemaking Award, Community Place, 2023
ENR Southwest Best Projects, Cultural/Worship, Best Project, 2023
If the independent films at The Beverly Theater don’t transport you to another world, the ethereal shadows cast down by the building’s exterior will.
The exterior façade and roof of the two-story, 14,457 square-foot theater is partially encased with custom perforated, white, metal screens which create a beautiful play of light, color and shadow on the terrace and courtyard where gatherings and live music events take place.
This not-for-profit, independent film house and performance theater was imagined by The Rogers Foundation to be the centerpiece of the “most creative corner in Las Vegas.” Flexibility was a fundamental aspect of this space. While primarily programmed for film, it also hosts live performance events ranging from concerts to book readings to storytelling events.
The theater is built with a telescopic, retractable seating system, acoustical wall panels, a pre-programmed state of the art audio-visual system, a theatrical lighting rig, pencil mics that descend from the ceiling and a soundproof sliding wall that opens to an exterior courtyard which allows the space to transform for various events with the push of a button connecting interior and exterior spaces.
As you enter the lobby, you are greeted by a sculptured staircase that is framed by colored glass panels and up lit with warm lighting. The third step detailed in wood becomes part of a large platform that wraps along the outside of the staircase and serves as a bench for seating. Visitors can grab a book from the display shelves and relax prior to a movie or book signing event.
In addition to the main theater, the building includes a performer’s green room, a catering kitchen, an on-site box office/retail and concession space, educational workspaces and an outdoor event terrace and courtyard.