Cirque du Soleil La Nouba Theater

Orlando, Florida

Located in the Downtown Disney West Side entertainment complex, the 1,671-seat theater was the first freestanding permanent structure ever built for Cirque Du Soleil. The Teflon-coated fabric tensile structure enshrouding the 70,000 SF building is a contemporary representation of the traditional circus tent, or Grand Chapiteau, while the decidedly high-tech detailing reflects the cutting edge nature of the performances within. As Architect-of-Record, GSB, Inc. worked closely with the design team, which included Disney Imagineering, Rockwell Group, Sceno Plus and Cirque du Soleil.