Tornstrom Auditorium Restoration

Brainerd, MN

This 950-seat auditorium in the Brainerd School District Office Building (formerly Washington Middle School) is considered a “community gem” in terms of its small-town charm and nostalgia.

Major elements of the remodeling and renovation included replacement of the stage floor with a thrust stage, new stage rigging, and additional structural framework to support the new rigging. New stage curtains were added, as well as air conditioning, new sound and lighting systems, and aisle carpeting. The project also included touch-up plastering, re-painting, and re-upholstering of the seats. The original house chandeliers were refurbished, further preserving the auditorium’s original appearance.