Consultant unveils Shakespeare theater model

Arts Consulting Group, a business management firm hired by the Town of Stratford in 2010 to assess and recommend a nonprofit business plan and fundraising scheme for the theater’s renaissance, unveiled a model Thursday night of what they believe the performing arts venue could look like.

The model shows a smaller, 600-seat theater with added rehearsal, storage and administrative space and a glass-enclosed box office offering views of the Housatonic River. The model shows the theater in the absence of the main lobby and mechanical building, two existing structures the consultant group said should be torn down.