Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

London, UK

A new performance space for one of the UK’s leading performing arts institutions.

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts is a new theatre and education campus in Peckham. We were appointed as theatre and acoustics consultants for the 200-seat theatre and accompanying teaching and rehearsal facilities.

Musical theatre performances are the primary use of the main space followed by spoken word, and it was essential for the theatre to work aesthetically, practically and acoustically. In determining the type of theatre that might be suitable for Mountview, we collaborated closely with staff and students, undertaking design workshops, study tours and precedent studies to get a sense of shape, size, flexibility, atmosphere and technical provision.

“Our vision is to create a new model of drama school through which we will become the leading academy in excellence, social access and innovation in training for the creative industries.”

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

“The new building will allow Mountview to surpass the technical standards to which they are currently confined. I wish I had access to state-of-the-art facilities such as this when I was training!”

Jenni Harris, Senior Consultant

The design incorporated a high degree of flexibility for various formats and solutions to achieve ideal acoustic conditions, including noise transfer with neighbouring rehearsal and radio studios.

Project Details


Mountview Academy


Cal Turner Architects






Mechanical & Electrical Consultants

Skelly & Couch

Project Director

Anna Collins Projects

Structural Engineers

Eckersley O’Callahan

Project Managers


Jenni Harris

Talk to Jenni about Mountview.

+44 (0)20 7928 0000

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Jenni Harris

Talk to Jenni about Mountview.

Contact Jenni

+44 (0)20 7928 0000