Shaftesbury Theatre redevelopment secures planning
March 12 2013
The works entail a internal alterations to the theatres stagehouse and construction of a new strengthened flytower, allowing the venue to accommodate large-scale, self-produced and touring productions.
Finished in cor-ten steel cladding the faceted form of the flytower extension will rise to the height of neighbouring mansion blocks and has been designed to respond to the brick and terracotta of the existing theatre.
Designed by theatre architect Bertie Crewe in 1911 the flamboyant structure occupies a prominent junction at Shaftesbury Avenue and High Holborn.
Simon Erridge, director at Bennetts Associates, said: “The extension to the flytower at the Shaftesbury Theatre is an exciting and important addition to the prominent Grade II* listed theatre and will ensure the future of the theatre to host large-scale productions. We look forward to working to deliver a design which not only transforms the theatre experience but creates a contemporary architectural addition to this important West End site.”
Bennetts were recently appointed to revamp Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre and won plaudits for their work on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford.
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