The theatre came into being in 1985 by converting an old timber warehouse complete with skylights and a coupled roof in Athens’ historic Plaka district. It was created as a second headquarters for Karolos Koun and collaborators of his Art Theatre. The interior and the stage area’s architecture recalls the old Athenian houses with courtyards encircled by balconies. The audience enters the auditorium from the stage’s sides, reminiscent of the parodoi in the ancient open-air theatres. The materials used in the construction are wood, plaster, paint, industrial flooring, and iron. The above description is based on the architect’s Manos Perrakis words in his book “Theatres, Architectural Creation in the Created” published in Athens 1991.
MMT's contribution includes building acoustics, room acoustics and noise control design for the theaters building and the theater.