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Theatre Architecture – All day seminar

Mon 9 Sept 9:30
Rowe Beddoe Studio

Theatre Architecture – All day seminar

This day of seminars organised by Tim Foster and the OISTAT Architecture Commission explored themes of temporary and provisional theatre space and theatre history.

Morning Session explored temporary and provisional theatre space

Steve Tompkins of Haworth Tompkins Architects on recent work on The Shed at the Royal National Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and other temporary and provisional theatre spaces.

Tara Wilkinson and Lucy Osborne on the development of the travelling Roundabout Theatre for Paines Plough.

Tim Foster of Foster Wilson Architects on the creation of low-cost theatre space. How to re-use existing buildings and keep it simple.

Ruari McNeill, former manager of Century Theatre, on the fascinating history of a 20th C mobile theatre

Afternoon Session examined historic theatres and what they can teach us

Architect, Ian Arnott on his recent book ‘The Hidden Theatres of The Marche’ – a revelation of the many historic theatres in this little known part of Italy

Architect, Rob Firman, author of the recently published book ‘Theatres and Performance Buildings of South Wales’ will discuss the best theatres in the locality.

Architect and Theatre Consultant, Reinhold Daberto on Historic Theatres of Northern Italy. The DNA of European Theatres, based on the recent OISTAT tour

Theatre Consultant and Historian, Iain Mackintosh on Chichester, the Olivier and the new Stratford: Tyrone Guthrie misunderstood? Guthrie theatres from the Edinburgh Assembly Hall to the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre