|ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE - STRATFORD UPON AVON|
The Royal Shakespeare Company appointed Charcoalblue to assist them in the remodelling of their 1932 Grade II* listed theatre. Following the recent opening of the temporary Courtyard Theatre, the old theatre has now been reworked to accommodate a thrust stage auditorium seating around 1,000 people. The new theatre will improve the relationship between audiences and actors by bringing them closer together, reducing the distance from the furthest seat from 27 metres to around 15 metres.
Charcoalblue has provided complete design and planning consultancy services for the auditorium, foyers and backstage areas, as well as design and integration of technical systems, and worked closely with the architects and the RSC during the transformation of the theatre.
For more information on Charcoalblue's involvement in the rebuilding of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, please visit our RSC microsite.
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