Colchester Royal Grammar School Performing Arts Building

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"Its garden setting and large entrance foyer enrich the cultural experience of performers and audience alike"


 

Colchester Royal Grammar School
Colchester Royal Grammar School
Colchester Royal Grammar School
Colchester Royal Grammar School
Colchester Royal Grammar School

'An important interface between school and public'

A challenging site set within mature trees above and important Roman archeology below, the building is designed to provide a flexible performance or teaching space for the school.

A highly efficient acoustic movable wall along with retractable seating allows the space to be configured as a large hall with stage and tiered seating or as two smaller rehearsal studios. There is a smaller seminar / teaching space, which can act as a “green room” for formal performances. 

Its garden setting and large entrance foyer enrich the cultural experience of performers and audience alike. It is an important interface between school and public, now opened as the George Young building.

 

Key features

  • Provision of high quality facilities
  • Excellent acoustic design achieved through appropriate design and specification
  • Full access despite challenging variations in ground levels
  • Preservation of specimen trees through careful design and management of the construction process
  • Calibre of building conveys the school ethos.

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