We provide a framework of flexibility for the users offering the opportunity to have different types of performance within the same envelope and the choice of different seating configurations for rehearsal or performance including:
The Roundhouse, London 2006
Unique redevelopment of historic building. Multi-purpose, highly flexible space (catwalk, end stage, thrust, in-the-round) for young people to develop music and arts skills. Seated 1800, standing 3300
Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House 1999
The auditorium has to accommodate orchestra rehearsals, which require a large volume and a flat floor; a performing space for chamber opera with audience seating up to 400 requiring an orchestra pit and a stage depth of 9m; and dance for contemporary performance with a deeper stage depth of 12m.
The Egg, Bath 2005
Young Person's and Children's flexible auditorium elliptically shaped with one tier; it offers the users range of possibilities -rehearsals, performances of the spoken word, music and amplified sound in end stage, thrust, in-the-round, flat floor and cabaret formats. Seating capacity 120. The Egg website
"It steers well clear of the 'black box' studio approach to theatre design whilst achieving a high degree of flexibility. " Paul Connolly Theatres
"Since the seating is remarkably squashy, comfortable and trimmed with leather, the auditorium looks less lke an egg and more like an elegantly gloved hand extended in welcome." Paul York in Sightline, Summer 2006 issue
E15 – Due to be completed in September 2009
Clifftown United Reformed Church is to be transformed into a performing arts facility to include combat acting studios and a 200 seat, flexible performance space with back-of-house facilities for the University of Essex.