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AMPC have created new Concert Halls containing auditoriums of delight infused with acoustic excellence for audiences ranging from 300 to 2000.

The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto - Opening September 2009
The Telus Performance and Learning Centre comprises a new 1000 seat concert hall plus 55 new music practice and teaching studios. The RCM is the long established leader of music education in Canada, and is building this new concert hall for professional as well as student and faculty use. The hall will be the mid-size concert hall that Toronto has long needed downtown. Toronto RCM website ; more information (pdf)

Menuhin Concert Hall for Yehudi Menuhin School, UK 2006
A same space concert hall for the celebrated school where a single 'wraparound' balcony encourages visual and acoustical intimacy. Seating capacity 300. Yehudi Menuhin School website
"Entering the Auditorium is like stepping into an instrument." Derek Sugden
Yehudi Menuhin Hall wins RIBA design award. AMPC press statement. RIBA announcement

Wigmore Hall, London 2004
Concert platform in rectilinear hall, flat floor, no proscenium, one balcony to rear. Seating capacity 545. Wigmore Hall website

Gergiev Cultural Centre
Concept design and scheme design for a 1,200 seat concert hall and 300 seat chamber music hall with Sound Space Design.

New Holland Island
New 2000 seat vineyard/surround Festival Hall for concerts, ballet, banquets, special events. Also 400 seat surround concert hall. The large hall has a great deal of flexibility in the acoustics and the stage platform to allow quick changeovers in the busy times of year such as the famous White Nights Festival.

Bishop Centre — Opened Spring 2009
The transformation of a church for the Godolphin and Latymer School, creating a space for assemblies, meetings, examinations, drama, concerts and musicals, as well as wider community use. The seat count ranges from around 200 people for drama to 800 people for assembly.

St Andrew’s Hall – Due to open 2013
The refurbishment of St Andrew's and Blackfriars' Halls (all Grade 1 listed and a scheduled ancient monument). The project involves insertion of new elements including interpretation of the complex, introduction of new concert and performance facilities, services and seating for audiences, provision of restaurant and bars, and conference facilities for up to 400 delegates.

Bishopsgate Institute – Due to Open 2011
Already well known as a rehearsal facility and adult education centre, AMPC are helping the client to expand their potential use of the great hall to accommodate dance performances, recitals and examinations in addition to their current repertoire. In addition to flexible seating layouts AMPC have proposed a production lighting scheme that will enable any part of the Great Hall to be the stage. For recitals AMPC have contributed to the design of the acoustic canopy in front of the stage area.

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