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Glasgow’s South Rotunda transformed into pop-up theatre space

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July 18 2014

Glasgow’s South Rotunda transformed into pop-up theatre space
Glasgow’s historic South Rotunda, one end of a former pedestrian foot tunnel beneath the River Clyde, has been transformed into a temporary theatre space ahead of its handover to Malin Marine Consultants for conversion into their new HQ.

The evocative space has been transformed into an arts venue operated by National Theatres Scotland for the duration of the Commonwealth Games to allow it to play host to a puppet labyrinth, theatre, live music and visual art performances.

Designed by GD Lodge Architects the new office space will see the shell of the structure fully refurbished with open plan office space inserted within, including a fully glazed ‘shopfront’ along the colonnade fronting Govan Road.

New rooflights will also be inserted and the cupola will be replaced with a modern alternative designed to improve ventilation.

The Tin Forest runs for ten days from 24 July.
Seating, lighting and back stage areas have all had to be squeezed within the cylindrical confines of the portal
Seating, lighting and back stage areas have all had to be squeezed within the cylindrical confines of the portal
Theatre staff survey the inerior prior to its recent fit-out
Theatre staff survey the inerior prior to its recent fit-out

1 Comment

Akatureeba
#1 Posted by Akatureeba on 4 Aug 2015 at 11:50 AM
What is the radius of the rotunda? The materials used to roof it.

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