This 488-seat musical performance theater was built in the historic
section of Front Street in downtown Issaquah. This building
incorporated a mixed-use façade to retain and enhance the historic
retail character on Front Street.
As the project manager, Maria Barrientos assisted Village Theatre in
land acquisition, the hiring and managing of the architect, design team
and contractor. The program included a new 60 foot fly tower equipped
with rigging, a new sound and lighting system, new theater seating,
scene shop, dressing rooms and costume shop. In addition to this, Maria
was instrumental in obtaining tax-exempt bond financing for the theater
from the State Housing Finance Commission, which constituted 35% of the
total financing for the project.