Houston is getting a brand-new music venue this November. Live Nation has revealed plans for the 5,000-capacity Terminal venue, housed in the city’s latest major downtown development project: POST Houston.
“The Terminal will be a great addition to the live music scene in Houston giving artists and fans more options to connect at concerts,” said Venue Nation president Sherri Sosa in a release. “We look forward to the Terminal bringing hundreds of shows to the city once it opens its doors, not only delivering some great live music but also creating new jobs for the community.”
The Terminal will be an anchor in the transformation of the historic former Barbara Jordan Post Office into a hub for culture, food, shopping and recreation. The venue was designed by firm OMA and led by OMA partner Jason Long.
The venue was designed so that when artists stand on The Terminal’s stage, in their line of site, guests will literally appear to “wallpaper” the room with virtually no visible blank spaces or gaps as all balcony aisles and walkways have been designed at angles so that the artist only sees people (or seats).
The Terminal will combine industrial materials such as fiberglass grating, polycarbonate and aluminized fabric with an array of ephemeral multi-colored lighting effects to create a machine for spectacle.
Above the general admission space, there will be seated balconies called “Tribune Tiers” that have been designed and constructed to provide fans with an intimate viewing experience, despite not being on the floor of the venue.
The Terminal’s show scheduled is expected to be announced in July.