9. There’s a Carpentry and Scenic Shop in the Metropolitan Opera House (and in the Bronx)

Scenic shop at the Metropolitan Opera House 

The impressive sets at the Metropolitan Opera are built inside the opera house in a 9,400 square foot carpentry shop and a 4,800 scenic shop and in the Bronx, where there’s a 9,200 square foot scenic shop on 141st Street and a 34,000 square foot carpentry and scenic shop at 186th Street. Sets are designed to last 15 to 20 years, accounting for the assembling and disassembling before and after every performance or stage rehearsal.

Inside the carpentry shop

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Backstage Tour of the Metropolitan Opera