Fire Safety Considerations for Historic Theaters

Operators must understand these hazards and implement suitable safeguards and protocols to ensure safety.

Theaters often feature combustible materials and furnishings, making suppression difficult compared to modern buildings.

Curation of stages and set times take months to plan and develop. There is a lot of back and forth between artists and agents about preferences and availabilities.

There are usually 6 stages, 2 main, and 4 smaller. Once artists are locked in, stage and set design can start planning the equipment, sound, and lighting appropriate for each artist.

Luxurious furnishings with antique fabrics increase the risk of rapid fire spread within historic theaters.