FSU - Ringling Museum of Art - Asolo Visitors Service Center

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FSU - Ringling Museum of Art - Asolo Visitors Service Center

The 41,273 SF Asolo Visitor Center will relocate and renovate the historic Asolo Theater into a new Visitor’s Center that includes a gift shop, ticketing services and a café/dining area with prep-kitchen. A reception area for children, cart storage/staging area and loading/receiving areas are also included. A 250-seat, 18th-century Italian playhouse, which was the original home of the Asolo Theatre Company, was also installed there as a working theater. The Asolo Theater upgrades include new mechanical, electrical, lighting and sound systems. Most of the structure is two stories high, except for the portion that houses the three-story playhouse, known as the Historic Asolo Theatre. Existing plantings and new trees shrubs keep the building hidden from the road, except for the view through the archway.