Specialist Projects

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Main Contractor:

MACE

Architect:

Bennett Associates

Location:

Stratford Upon Avon

Scope of Works

TMJ conducted the fit out of the main auditorium including: Oak flooring and wall panelling, Steel tiered support frames, Structural ply decks and plenums, Steel balustrading, GRP ceiling panels.

Project Overview

The aim was to transform the relationship between artists and audiences, reducing the distance from the furthest seat to the stage from 27 to 15 metres.

At the heart of the project is a new main stage for the Company, designed with theatre consultants Charcoalblue. The new Royal Shakespeare Theatre replaced the problematic 1932 auditorium, which owes more to cinema than theatre design, and separated the audience from the actors.

I’m confident that we’ve got a scheme that reflects the RSC’s ambition to reach out and make Shakespeare fresh and relevant to a new generation.

Sir Christopher Bland - RSC Chairman