Lloyd Brown’s Globe Theater

Apparently this theater was never constructed, but it's an interesting idea. Though anyone with a fear of heights would want to avoid the ceiling seats. From the Chicago Tribune, May 26, 1901:

A Globe Theater Which is Really a Globe
Many theaters have been called "The Globe," which name, as describing their shape, is a misnomer, but a Kansas City man has planned the real thing in a globe theater, for the interior is spherical. The great advantage which this ingenious man, Lloyd Brown, asserts for this theater is not only that the stage will be visible from all seats, but what is said on the stage may be heard equally well in all parts of the house. The acoustic properties of a theater are as important as the stage properties and are harder to obtain. Frequently persons sitting back under gallery or balcony are unable to hear the players.

The seats in this "globe" theater will begin at the stage, which will occupy the usual place, and rise gradually, going backward on the interior of the sphere until the highest point is reached. There will be only two rows of seats all around, and the upper hanging ones will be suspended on steel beams.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 17, 2009
     Category: Architecture | Theater and Stage





Comments
....how the HELL would you get up there? Climbing gear? A series of pulleys and harnesses? An enormous ladder moved by a pimpley faced, high school age usher? :gulp:
Posted by Jmonkeh on 04/17/09 at 10:52 AM
I'd have more fun dropping my Ju Ju Fruits on row H from my lofty seats in row Z than I would actually watching the show. But hey, that's the kinda swell chap I am. Please enjoy the (oops spilled a lil' Mountain Dew) show.
Posted by Pablo on 04/17/09 at 10:59 AM
They didn't have Ju Ju Fruits in Greece man.
Posted by Pablo on 04/17/09 at 11:49 AM
This would be very cool if a helicoptor could drop you into your seat through the ceiling! But what if you get hungry half way through the show...what do you do then?
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 04/17/09 at 02:20 PM
i suspect the whole dropping stuff on people thing is why it was never built. plus i think the upper seats would be very uncomfortable.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/17/09 at 10:15 PM
greek and roman civilizations were both very advanced, it was fascinating when we studies them in history. it must be great to see all those ancient structures firsthand expat, lucky you. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/18/09 at 11:51 AM
It only curves up? I thought a globe was supposed to be a sphere? He's obviously missing another dimension in his work. It should be more like a theatrical Dyson Sphere to receive all visual and audio. Slacker!!
Posted by DownCrisis on 04/19/09 at 12:55 PM
hey don't malign slackers, i pretty sure the wu is full of them! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/19/09 at 01:02 PM
Ah yes Sarah, but that urination problem is solved by that handy rubber hose system running along the underside of all the seats. Unfortunately, funnels are an extra $4. Plus the $10 Ticketmaster handling fee.
Posted by Jmonkeh on 04/20/09 at 10:45 AM
the 'it's a small world' ride!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/20/09 at 10:56 PM
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