Charcoalblue transforms the cinematic experience for ICA visitors


2012 has bought a fresh new look and feel to the cinemas at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), the home of the British avant-garde. Between Christmas and New Year, multi award-winning theatre consultancy Charcoalblue ensured that the cinemas were completely transformed and ready to host the 9th London Short Film Festival.


The project brief for Charcoalblue was to design, schedule and manage a comprehensive refurbishment of the main ICA cinemas. The challenge was to ensure it could happen in the short break between Christmas and New Year.


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Charcoalblue projects win a raft of industry awards

2011 has been an eventful year for busy UK theatre consultancy Charcoalblue. The company has been responsible for many of this year’s most highly praised UK theatre projects – regeneration and new build – including the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and the Newcastle Theatre Royal; as well as the hugely successful transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Although the RST was completed in 2010, it only opened to the public in April 2011, with a new repertory created specifically for the space.

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