Client

People's Theatre Art Group

Service

Overview

The People’s Theatre is the premier amateur theatre company in the North of England and one of the largest and oldest established in the country.

The renovation and extension project has transformed the badly damaged artistic community hub; providing people from all walks of life the experience of participating in all aspects of theatre.

The development was constructed on behalf of the People’s Theatre Arts Group who were supported by a number of charitable foundations and trusts who supported the funding of the project.

The development addressed the requirement for a new studio theatre coupled with extensive structural alterations. These works created greater access with open plan spaces, enriched the local area and increased the revenue stream for the theatre. The project comprised of a new build extension (c.5,500 sq ft), extensive structural alterations to the internal foyer and auditorium access corridors as-well-as the refurbishment of c.13,000 sq ft of the existing building across two floors.

The People’s Theatre project demonstrates Tolent’s ability to deliver extensive structural alternations to a unpredictable edifice, to a defined budget whilst working in a live environment and ensuring minimal disruption to performances and theatre goers.

Location

Newcastle

Value

£1m

Completion

2017

Size

18,500 sq ft

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