Dudley College: Town Centre Campus Evolve Theatre
New build campus for the college, including flexible theatre/performing arts facilities. As well as the theatre, the performing arts element has two dance studios, a drama studio and a theatre production area beneath the stage where stage sets can be designed and constructed. Our involvement was limited to the theatre and its ancillary areas.
Involvement: Contribution to the general planning process during early design workshops, including discussions on provision of workshop/get-in/scene dock (beneath the stage), stage/fly loft, control room, lighting galleries and other technical areas.
Subsequent design, specification and commissioning of stage lighting, working light, sound, communications and a-v systems, scenic lift between stage and workshop, and suspensions for lighting, drapes and scenery, including liaison with main and specialist contractors and regular attendance at site meetings.
Photos © Dudley College & Metz Architects Drawing © Paul Covell Consultants