The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, located at the highest point in the city of West Palm Beach, Florida, is one of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast, with a growing national and international reputation. The Kravis Center opened fully funded, with a total construction cost of $100 million, of which a remarkable $49 million came from private individuals and corporations. Set on 10.6 acres of property, the Kravis Center includes three venues – the 2,195-seat Alexander W. Dryfoos, Jr. Concert Hall, the flexible 305-seat Rinker Playhouse and the outdoor Michael and Andrew Gosman Amphitheatre with a capacity of 1,400 patrons.

The Rinker Playhouse has just modified their overhead rigging and lighting grid. The SkyDeck™ modular wire tension grid system was chosen for this project. Standard SkyDeck™ panels were used in a unique layout including tiered lighting and catwalk architecture. Nearly the entire overhead area of the playhouse is now accessible for rigging and lighting.

Kravis Center Rinker Theater Before SkyDeck

Before SkyDeck™




Kravis Center Rinker Theater Truss System before SkyDeck

Truss system before SkyDeck




Kravis Center Rinker Theater SkyDeck System

New SkyDeck™ System




Kravis Center Rinker Theater SkyDeck System

New SkyDeck™ System