The GiGL (Growing in God’s Love) program for preschool children at Second Baptist is a religious educational program that uses puppets and live actors. The 7,300 sf interior renovation includes a theater and four adjunct remodeled classrooms that flank the theater. The ‘black-box’ theater, fun and lively color palette and incandescent spot lighting create a dramatic feel in contrast to the adjacent classroom space. A purple-colored freestanding bench serves as the perimeter of the theater space and doubles as a seating area for parents. The lay-in ceiling was removed, exposing the structure, opening up the space to include the twenty-two foot gabled attic. The aqua-colored sound booth contains controls for a full built-in theatrical lighting system and A/V system.