OUR GOAL: With half of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center operational since 2006, the Foundation’s goal is to complete the unfinished half of the historic building with facilities and programs that will best serve Montauk’s needs and desires.
YOUR VOICE: In the fall of 2013, we surveyed the Montauk community about the Playhouse. The results were decisive: over 90% of respondents – both full-time residents and second-home owners – clearly stated their desire for an indoor pool, and space for cultural programming, in a self-supporting facility that operates year-round.
A SINGULAR PLAN FOR A SINGULAR COMMUNITY: Updated plans call for two distinct facilities within the Playhouse: an Aquatic Center and a flexible-use Cultural Arts Center. Led by the principle “Programming Precedes Design,” the concept for the new facilities was developed to meet the unique needs of our area. The concept plans, designed by Island Structures Engineering, P.C., outline our vision for the completed Playhouse.
- The Aquatic Center will feature two pools, one for fitness training and one for recreation, on the lower level of building. Natural sunlight will flood the expansive space through the innovative light well.
- The Cultural Arts Center will offer a multi-use performance, conference, and event space. Its flexible design will allow it to be easily divided into smaller spaces, creating an opportunity to host simultaneous events.
- A breathtaking light well, under a large new skylight, will naturally illuminate the Aquatic Center and the two-story Entrance Lobby. This large area will be ideal for community congregation and will provide ample space for exhibits and art shows.
With an eye toward long-term sustainability, the centers will be self-supporting through membership revenues, event admissions, and rentals.
LOOKING TOWARD MONTAUK'S FUTURE: The realization of our goal for creating a permanent home for theater, culture, arts, music, aquatics, recreation and community programs here in Montauk is closer than ever before. We need everyone to join us in this final push to raise the funds necessary to complete construction.