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Theatres & Arts Complexes

Theatre Royal Wexford
Scheme for a new 750 seat opera house as home for the Wexford Opera Festival, also to be used as a receiving house at other times. Includes a flexible studio theatre, rehearsal spaces and wardrobe. C&A responsible for advising on the brief and the building needed to allow the Festival to grow, overall concept, site, auditorium, stage and general planning, and all performance technical installations.

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
New 1900 seat lyric theatre in a complex which contains full new rehearsal and administrative spaces for Welsh National Opera and Diversions Dance Company. Carr & Angier responsible for advising on the concept, auditorium and stage and general planning, and all performance technical installations.

Hackney Empire Theatre, London
Complete re-building stage and backstage areas to provide new dressing rooms and fly tower with counterweight flying. Auditorium renovation with re-planned foyers and re-built pub on adjacent site. Carr & Angier responsible for general planning advice, specification and planning of all theatre technical systems.

London Coliseum, English National Opera
Renovation scheme which includes foyer re-planning, auditorium re-decoration and major improvements to the stage area. Carr & Angier responsible for stage machinery, stage lighting, sound & communications and stage planning.

The Riverfront, Newport
550 seat proscenium theatre, studio theatre, dance space and studios. Carr & Angier responsible for general planning advice, specification and planning of all theatre technical systems.

The Brindley, Runcorn
A 450 proscenium theatre & studio theatre. Carr & Angier responsible for general and technical planning advice, and all performance technical installations.

Laban Centre, London
New 400 seat dedicated dance theatre as part of professional dance training school. C&A responsible for advising on the auditorium and stage and general planning, and all performance technical istallations.

Milton Keynes Theatre & Gallery complex
1,300/900 seat theatre with variable capacity and flexible staging potential, together with associated art/exhibition gallery and retail units. To serve a wide variety of uses for drama, lyric theatre, concerts, and conferences. Carr & Angier responsible for preparing the Policy and Design Briefs, and for general planning and all technical systems advice and specification.

Malvern Festival Theatre and Elgar Hall
New fly tower and renovation for existing 780 seat proscenium theatre and re-furbishment of 1,000 seat flat floored hall. Carr & Angier responsible for stage machinery, stage lighting, sound & communications and stage planning.

Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Complete re-building of theatre site to provide 1550 seat dedicated dance auditorium and renovation of Lilian Baylis studio. New stage includes complete power flying installation. Carr & Angier responsible for specification and planning of all theatre technical systems.

The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe
The complex includes a 400 seat open stage/proscenium auditorium, together with the Wintergarden suitable for cabaret, functions, events and exhibitions.

Wimbledon Theatre
Re-built stage and dressing room block with auditorium improvements to gallery, forestage and lighting positions. Carr & Angier responsible for general and technical planning advice, and all performance technical installations.

Yuen Long Civic Centre, Hong Kong
900 seat civic theatre planned to be excellent for music, with secondary uses for opera, drama, film and conferences. Extensive stage facilities including movable orchestra shell, side and rear stages, power and counterweight flying. Carr & Angier responsible for stage machinery, stage lighting, variable acoustic mechanisms, film projection and stage planning.

Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon
The 400 seat theatre is an unusually flexible venue with fixed gallery seating on two levels facing an adaptable proscenium zone. The raked stalls seating is mounted on air castored units on lifts which can be easily removed and stored under the stage to create a large flat floored hall.

North Wales Theatre For The Arts, Llandudno
1,500 seat Lyric Theatre with additional Concert and Conference uses. The North Wales performance base of Welsh National Opera. Carr & Angier responsible for developing the Brief; general and technical planning advice, and all performance technical installations.

The New Victoria Theatre, Woking London & Edinburgh Trust
Complex comprising new 1,300 seat commercial theatre, Function Suite, and incorporating existing small theatre. General planning advice and design of all theatre and function suite technical systems.

Wycombe Entertainment Centre (Wycombe Swan)
1,000 seat concert/conference/theatre auditorium with adjoining flat floored exhibition/function hall. Carr & Angier devised the Brief and auditorium concept; gave general planning advice, and designed all special technical installations.

The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds: The Leeds Playhouse Trust
Responsible for technical planning advice and detailed design/specification of stage machinery installations. (Carr & Angier advised the winning architect during this Architectural Competition in 1984/85).

Academy for Performing Arts: Hong Kong
Unique complex that provides training in all branches of the Performing Arts, comprising Lyric Theatre (1200 seats), Drama Theatre (350 seats), Studio Theatre (250 seats), Orchestra Hall, Recital Hall, Television Studio, extensive Rehearsal Studios, Practice Rooms, Production Workshops and Wardrobes, and Academic Teaching Accommodation. Carr & Angier responsible for devising the Brief for an Architectural Competition; acting as Technical Assessors; subsequently appointed as Theatre Consultants to advise on general and technical planning, detailed planning of all auditoria, production facilities, TV Studio, and rehearsal spaces, and to specify all performance technical installations.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham: Cheltenham Borough Council
Major renovation and extension to existing 680 seat repertory theatre. Totally new stage, fly tower, orchestra pit and backstage; new studio theatre; extensions to front-of-house accommodation; new technical installations throughout. Development of Brief, general planning advice, and design/installation of all technical systems and equipment.

The Grand Theatre, Swansea: Swansea City Council
Phased development for the re-construction of the existing theatre. Carr & Angier undertook original study into Arts provisions for Swansea, later the basis for development. Carr & Angier wrote the Brief, advised on planning, and designed the stage and its technical systems.

The King's Theatre, Edinburgh: City of Edinburgh District Council
New Stage Lighting, Sound & Communications systems and control rooms; auditorium restoration and provision of new orchestra pit.

Theatre Royal, Plymouth: Plymouth City Council
Unique multi-functional regional centre for a wide range of theatre and music. Comprises a variable capacity 760/1300 seat main theatre and 250 seat flexible studio theatre. Conceived as a national touring house and also as home for a resident drama company. Includes adjustable acoustics in main house. Carr & Angier developed the concept and outline design of the variable capacity auditorium, and wrote the detailed Design Brief; gave general planning advice, devised all technical systems, and advised on the selection of key personnel. Since opening Martin Carr has been a co-opted member of the Board of Management.

Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich: Ipswich New Theatre Trust
420 seat regional repertory drama theatre. Initial concept development for auditorium and stage. General planning advice and design/installation of all technical systems and equipment.

Clwyd County Arts Complex, Mold: Clwyd County Council
Concept development for complex which comprises Theatre Clwyd (570 seats) Studio Theatre (250 seats) Cinema (130 seats) TV Studio, Exhibition Gallery, Banquet Suite, Restaurant, full production facilities. Detailed Design Brief; general planning advice and design/installation of all technical systems and equipment. 1984 Feasibility Studies for 1800 seat Concert Hall/Opera House.

Wexford Opera House

Wales Millennium Centre

His Majesty's Theatre

Woking Theatre

Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Swan Theatre Wycombe

 

 

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