Articles on Theatre

Vendsyssel Theatre by Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Photos Adam Mørk
 

Schmidt Hammer Lassen's composition of cubes opens visual connections

HJØRRING – Vendsyssel Theatre is already famous as ‘Denmark’s first newly-built theatre in over a century (outside of Copenhagen).'

Tara Theatre by Aedas. Photos Philip Vile
 

Aedas Arts Team attaches a symbolic intervention to a small theatre

LONDON – A small end-terrace theatre in the south-west of London has been updated with an extension that includes a 100-seater auditorium.

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The building sits back from the street to provide a public space with the potential for outside performances. Photo Cécile Septet
 

Rhythm and repetition inform aesthetic and form

VANVES – Architecture firm Babin+Renaud design a performance building in time with the music.

Where past and present meet effortlessly.
 

De Matos Ryan's theatre refurbishment plays on history

YORK – The York Theatre Royal has recently opened its doors again after being closed for months due to refurbishment.

The building has been realised by FABG as being in a constant process of transformation.
 

FABG's concert hall combines aspects of the local forestry industry and new technologies

MONT-LAURIER – Located in the Laurentian Mountains, the Mont-Laurier Theatre is a multi-purpose venue that emphasises the importance of timber for the region.

The extension adds additional lobby space to the narrow corridor that restricted the existing atrium.
 

Manuelle Gautrand Architecture's theatre culminates in black comedy

BÉTHUNE – Manuelle Gautrand completes drama centre over twenty years in the making with an extension housing rehearsal and administrative spaces.

Väven occupies a waterfront block and another lying just to the north, creating a link between the existing street grid and the redeveloped river walk.
 

Väven by Snøhetta and White Arkitekter

UMEÅ – The designers named the complex Väven after the Swedish word meaning 'weave'; a fitting metaphor for the confluence of so many distinct programs under one roof.

The programme was split in two to create a quiet entrance plaza.
 

New Theatre by Helika

PLZEŇ – A new theatre in Plzeň opens its door in anticipation of the city's role as European capital of culture in 2015.

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Liverpool’s new Everyman Theatre rises on the same spot as its predecessor and makes respectful references to its context, while maintaining a distinct, contemporary presence.
 

Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

LIVERPOOL – When Liverpool's Everyman Theatre needed a new lease of life, Haworth Tompkins came to the rescue.

The designers used the flatness of the Bahrainian landscape as design inspiration.
 

National Theatre of Bahrain by AS Architecture-Studio

BAHRAIN – AS Archtiecture-Studio recently completed the National Theatre of Bahrain.

'As we talk about commercial and independent cinema, maybe we could talk of independent architecture...' Alain Bouffartigue, CINE 32 president
 

CINE 32 by Encore Heureux

AUCH – Careful study and attentive design provided CINE 32 with ‘an assumed double life, an adequate day and night use’.

The structure is topped with a modern interpretation of a traditional Chinese roof.
 

Tianjin Grand Theatre by GMP Architects

TIANJIN – New opera house and theatre appears to rise from the surrounding ocean.