We feel privileged to have been commissioned with this project, to create a £10 million state-of-the-art Auditorium for an audience of 730, offering world-class facilities unrivalled in the state education system.
The replacement of the existing large school hall with the new Auditorium, serves this Academy School in further developing its students’ musical, artistic and drama skills. It also serves the community with commercial performances by non-school linked organisations.
The Auditorium can be used as a traditional school hall but is also designed to be transformed for use as a theatre or for music performances. In the theatre mode it can be arranged in the form of a traditional proscenium theatre or as a theatre in the round; in the music mode for orchestral and choral performances with the floor opened to create a large orchestra pit.
The acoustics are designed to accommodate a wide range of requirements to a quality suitable for recording purposes.
The building includes an entrance foyer and bar mingling areas along with additional educational and administrative facilities.