WorkPlay

Birmingham, Alabama
Hunter Brothers Completed 2001

Featuring the newest and most progressive technologies for both work and play, WorkPlay is home to a live performance theatre, a huge sound stage, a creative office village, and a dynamic bar.

Designed by Davis Architects for the talented Hunter Brothers to inspire creative collaboration on music and film projects in Birmingham, Alabama, WorkPlay has become a canvas for all things commercial and entertainment related, as well as the site of very special events.

The original building – an old warehouse/storage facility – was transformed into an intimate performance venue inspired by the original Globe Theatre in London, with mezzanines or balconies on three sides. These were constructed out of iron grates like those in the original warehouse, reflecting Birmingham’s industrial iron and steel heritage. Combining the most dynamic audio equipment, concert hall acoustics, state-of-the-art lighting, and expandable, multi-tiered cabaret seating, WorkPlay Theatre is a performance space unrivaled in the Southeast. More than just a music venue, WorkPlay was also designed to showcase the latest independent films, magic acts, live theatre, poetry slams, and comedy improv.

With 5,250 square feet of usable space, the WorkPlay Soundstage is the largest and best equipped in the region – for feature film interiors, commercial spots or a television series. And the WorkPlay Bar, which has been described as industrial chic, has become one of Birmingham’s “IN” spots where people gather to catch the buzz – in more ways than one.