The White Heron Theatre Company, the only theatre company on Nantucket dedicated solely to Equity Theatre (unionized theater), initially operated out of a large tent on Water Street in downtown Nantucket. After two seasons of braving the noise and elements, the organization’s leadership raised money through a capital campaign to build a beautiful, nautically-themed, 160-seat theater on one of the few buildable lots left downtown. The White Heron runs a ten-week season of rotating repertory theatre in this space and oversees the White Heron Student Company, which provides educational intensives in various areas of the performing arts.
The Dobbert Companies team was asked to provide fire protection, HVAC, and plumbing installation and configuration during the construction of the organization’s theater space, based on our deep expertise with these types of projects in well-known cultural and historic landmarks across New England. We continue to provide ongoing maintenance and support for these systems as the company evolves and grows.