The project was to design and build a 370 seat theatre and new drama studio with support spaces. The proposal demolished the existing hall and garage and the new building is linked into the existing dining area. The new drama studio will open up to the new foyer so that it can be used as one large space during performances. The foyer links into the dining room so that it in turn can be used for receptions associated with performances.
The foyer incorporates as much glass as possible to allow views through the building. Activity in the foyer and drama space will be visible by passing pedestrians. In the development of the new theatre we have worked closely with the staff, end users and design team to create a building used for drama well into the 21st Century.