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Hattiloo Breaks Ground in Overton Square

Hattiloo Theatre conducted its groundbreaking ceremony June 8.  The new Hattiloo Theatre is being built on the northwest corner of Monroe and Cooper in Memphis and the building will be approximately 12,000 square feet. "The addition of Hattiloo will provide more accessibility to Black theatre and helps to diversify the theatre epicenter of Memphis, said Ekundayo Bandele, executive/artistic director. "We are very excited about the new facility and being a part of this cultural renaissance in our great city." The Theatre’s Mainstage will seat 150 - 175 and will be able to change formation from one play to the next. The Black Box theatre will seat 65. The lobby will seat up to 110 guests at round banquet tables. The theatre’s backstage will have dressing rooms, showers, and a green-room. There will also be office space, a multi-use room, and rehearsal space.

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