The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Grand opera house design and Off-Broadway intimacy elegantly combine in the 191-seat Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.
The Griffin is truly a one-of-a-kind performance venue with an inherent theatricality and dynamism. Upon walking into the theatre, patrons will gaze up at the crafted plywood panels that frame the proscenium, wrap around the balcony front, and create a ceiling under the lighting bridges above the audience. Each wood panel will be stained a deep chocolate brown that will fade to black as the lights come down on the audience. The panels are also acoustically engineered to fill the house with full, clear, and rich sound. Modeled after a miniature opera house, The Griffin features boxes so close to the stage audience members can almost reach out and touch the actors. Whether in the orchestra or in the balcony, The Griffin immerses its audience in the world of the play.
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre was named for Dr. Griffin by her son and daughter-in-law John and Amy Griffin. Dr. Griffin was a prolific scholar and noted educator who was the author of Shakespeare’s Women in Love, among many other books, including one featuring former Signature Playwright-in-Residence Arthur Miller.