Kimberly-Clark Theater, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
Kimberly-Clark Theater is a part of Fox Cities
Performing Arts Center. Fox Cities presents a wide gamut of performances-
symphonic music, recitals, opera, amplified music events, touring
Broadway shows, theater, dance, educational events, seminars, and
films - with both regional talent and international, traveling productions.
The Kimberly-Clark Theater is a flexible space
that can be arranged to seat 450 patrons, and can be used for a
variety of performance types. Retractable, telescopic seating risers
and a portable stage platform can easily convert this multi-function
room into a proscenium style-theater for local production companies.
Brick curtain pockets, on the sidewalls, hide acoustical curtains,
which can be deployed to change the sound environment and quiet
The Center opened in 2002, after an aggressive
fast track design/build process that allowed only 35 months for
design, construction and commissioning. This process was further
challenged by the ground-borne noise and vibration caused by the
sites proximity to a busy traffic intersection and freight way.
Artec designed a massive concrete mat foundation under the entire
facility to achieve the necessary isolation for intimate performances.
Artec provided Design and Planning services covering
Phase services, Auditorium
Performance Equipment Systems Design and Background Noise
and Vibration Control consulting for Fox
Cities Performing Arts Center. The Architect for the facility
was Zeidler Partnership Architects.