Model Theater at Kannik's Korner™
Model Theaters - Ready built for purchase
These are wood model theaters for use by adults, or, with adult supervision, by responsible children over the age of 6.* See safety note below. Despite the common name of "toy theater", this is primarily an adult hobby. The theaters are also used for professional performances and theater set design.
These theaters are designed and built by Fritz Kannik. They are
fairly light weight, and easy to set up and tear down for travel and storage.
The side frames are the same size, and are inserted into slots in the back of
the theater front, and held in place by turn screws. The frames are made of wood,
and the front is faced with thin laminated plywood (Luan) and primed in black.
The floor is made of hardboard (such as Masonite), and is not painted. There is a wood brace to go across the tops of the two side frames to support lighting, and for extra stability.
This is a basic theater to start out with, and other features can be added, such as a trap door or curved back horizons. They can be equipped to work as a rope loft for scenery, or used with sliding scenery, and much more.
The decorative printed paper proscenium and curtain are not included. See the Proscenium pages for proscenium and curtain options. Be sure to order the size that matches your theater. Contact us if you have questions.
The Pegasus proscenium will not work with this large theater because of the arch width, The Prior proscenium could work with adaptations for the depth and curtains. The Folk theater proscenium requires a three-dimensional structure, which can be placed in front of, and attached to the front of this theater.
We do not have basic Extra Large theaters at present, but they can be made on special order.
Please Note: We are not shipping wooden
theaters outside the contiguous United States, due to changes in postal
rates and methods. If you are interested
in purchasing a theater from Alaska or Hawaii, please let
us know, and we will let you know the current shipping status.
Shipping: These theaters can only be shipped by UPS Ground. No Post Office Box addresses can be accepted by UPS. Due to the amount of work to prepare and pack the theaters for shipping, please expect about 1 week for them to be shipped, plus transport time.
* Safety Note: This
theater is not intended for use by young children.
** Shipping for this size package falls into the Dimensional Weight category. In other words, shipping companies charge by the size of the box and what weight it might be able to contain, rather than the actual weight. This results in much higher rates of shipping. In this case, the average box for a large size theater is priced at about 90 pounds shipping, even though it only weighs around 32 pounds.
If your shipping address is considered a commercial address by UPS please let us know, otherwise all addresses are considered residential.