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The Cidermill Theatre, Chipping Campden
Kings’s School, Vattanacville, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Grammar School at Leeds, Yorkshire
Other School Projects
Lee Chapel Primary School, Basildon
Villiers School, Southall
Old Gym, Guildford Country School, Guildford
St Constantine International School, Arusha, Tanzania
Cambridge School of Bucharest, Romania
The local Council at Walsall are exploring ways to regenerate the town centre and environs, and part of the planned mix is to convert an existing central shopping centre into a 1200 seat touring theatre.
This will be a largely traditional end stage theatre, with a full height flytower and orchestra pit, and otherwise equipped to current technical standards.
There will also be a 300 seat flexible multi-purpose Hall and other break out spaces suitable for hire purposes, foyers and backstage facilities etc., giving direct access to catering and leisure facilities provided by the immediately adjacent shopping centre.
Architects are Associated Architects, and Theatretech are the theatre and acoustic consultants.
Currently at concept stage
The Cidermill Theatre
A new stand-alone Performing Arts building on the Chipping Campden School site is now complete and gives the School a purpose built large Hall suitable for a range of music and drama productions, along with a separate Drama Studio.
The back wall of the Main Hall can be opened up so that the Drama Studio can be a support space for the Hall, or vice versa, enabling much larger productions such as musicals etc.
The Hall is equipped with the latest stage lighting and audio systems and equipment, and a full-blown cinema projection system which allows live streaming of performances from major cultural institutions as well as new release commercial films.
It is intended that both spaces will have strong community use as well as a teaching facility for the School.
Theatretech were the specialist consultants, and Acanthus Clews the architects.
Completed end of 2022.
Kings’s School, Vattanacville
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Brand new campus for Kings School Canterbury in Cambodia comprising full facilities for children from 3 to 18 years, including some boarding provision.
Performing Arts facilities include a 800 seat concert/assembly hall fully equipped technically, a state-of-the-art 300 seat drama theatre with retractable and mobile seating, tension wire grid etc., a separate 200 seat recital hall, several smaller drama studios, dance and recording etc.
Architects are Walters and Cohen, and Theatretech are the theatre and acoustic design consultants.
Currently on site, likely completion first half of 2024.
A new 350 seat end-stage theatre extending from the existing main school concourse, with retractable seating to create varied seating formats, and which will be fully equipped with the latest technology, including all new LED stage lighting, hot power and multiple DMX address, digital audio, projection, etc., and a comprehensive network of high level catwalks.
Rigging over the stage will comprise some fixed bars and tab tracks, and some motorised sets.
The acoustic of the theatre can be varied by up to 0.4 of a second by deploying acoustic banners on the side walls.
Architects are Evans McDowall Architects, and Theatretech are the theatre and acoustic design consultants.
Tender issue January 2023, start on site May 2023.
Lee Chapel Primary School
A new Hall for the young children fitted out as fully fledged proscenium-style theatre, with LED stage and house lighting and digital audio, full set of draperies configured on a flexible tracking installation.
Theatretech design. Completed end of 2022
Grade 2 listed traditional panelled school hall with a seat gallery one end and a decorative proscenium and raised stage the other.
Project is to reconfigure the gallery and break through the balustrade so that aisles from a new retractable seating system link up with gallery seating, install a small control room at the back, and install a suspended acoustic canopy over the forestage area incorporating new stage lighting bars with speaker positions.
The Stage area will become a separate Drama Studio.
Architect RCZM, theatre and technical design Theatretech.
Currently at Stage 4 detailed design, works scheduled for summer 2023..
Old Gym, Guildford Country School
Conversion of a redundant gymnasium into a Drama Studio, incorporating retractable seating, a small control room at the rear, projection and draperies at the other end, LED fixtures, DMX and hot power stage lighting system, digital audio, etc.
Architects were Lytle Associates, Theatretech the theatre design consultants.
Completed winter 2022.
St Constantine International School
Scheme to convert an existing simple rectangular school hall with raised end stage into a better facility suitable for performing arts as well as assembly.
Scheme includes removal of the raised stage, installation of a full width retractable seating system, technical gallery at the rear, new suspended lighting bars and tab tracks, and some re-organisation of exit doors etc.
Theatretech design, to be implemented summer 2023
Cambridge School of Bucharest
Theatretech are responsible for the design of a 350 seat theatre and a pair of Drama Studios, Recording Studio and Music Room in one of the two buildings that comprise the new School buildings, on a campus site to the north of Bucharest.
Theatretech are the specialist theatre consultants to the School, working with concept architects YTAA from Beirut and K-Box, the local architect’s of record.
The design is complete to tender stage, and we are awaiting local planning, with the current intention of starting on site in the summer of 2023.