Theatreplan invited back to Copenhagen Opera House

In late 2015 Theatreplan was invited to undertake a wide-ranging 10-year review of the “Operaen”, Copenhagen’s magnificent opera house and home to the Royal Danish Theatre. In response to our report, the A.P. Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation (who funded the entire 41,000 square metres building as a gift to the Danish people) announced a substantial grant to maintain …

Theatreplan Limited

With effect from October 1st 2016, Theatreplan LLP has become Theatreplan Ltd. This development comes in the wake of our on-going growth and expansion into new territories. We have opted to make the transition to limited company status to facilitate the further growth of the group worldwide. The current partners will all become directors in the new organisation. While the …

Quarry Theatre at St Luke's, Bedford, photo: Philip Vile

Theatreplan project wins RIBA Regional Award

We are delighted to report that the Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, Bedford School was a winner at the RIBA East Awards 2016, announced last week. The result of another successful collaboration with Foster Wilson Architects, the Quarry Theatre is housed in an old Moravian church in Bedford. The new facility creates a 200-300-seat flexible theatre within the church, together …

Theatreplan to spearhead design services for world’s tallest temple, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir

We are delighted to have been selected to provide auditorium, conference centre and technology design services for Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir (VCM), the world’s tallest temple under construction in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India. Vrindavan is the birthplace of Krishna and the spiritual capital of India. The project is the result of 30 years of work and investment by ISCKON (The International Society for …

Our first global gathering: Hong Kong

Partners, Directors and staff from our London, Hong Kong and Sydney offices gathered in Hong Kong this week for our first global strategy event. After a busy week discussing business development initiatives, growth strategies and future resourcing, the team headed to one of the city’s famous cooked food centres for some quality dining!

Theatreplan reseats Helsinki Opera

Theatreplan reseats Helsinki Opera

We have recently completed a major reseating project for the Finnish National Opera House in Helsinki. The original seats were installed in 1993 when the opera building was completed. After several meetings and inspection of the auditorium, auditorium designer, Neil Morton, recommended a full reseating rather than refurbishment for a number of reasons. The original seats were designed by an eminent …

Theatreplan: London, Hong Kong, Sydney

Following the establishment of offices in Hong Kong and, more recently, Sydney, we continue to expand and develop operations with the addition of new team members. Practice Manager, Paul Connolly, has moved from his post in London to manage the Hong Kong office, where he will be working alongside, Robin Auld, and new Project Liaison Officer, Ellen Young. Paul will …

Theatreplan joins Glasgow Citizens Theatre redevelopment design team

We are delighted to have been appointed as the theatre consultant on the major redevelopment project at Glasgow’s historic Citizens Theatre. Built in 1878, the Grade II listed theatre has seen a number of small-scale refurbishments and extensions, but the current scheme is the most comprehensive in its history. The project has been earmarked for funding from the Heritage Lottery …

Theatreplan strengthens practice with two new appointments

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new partners to the practice. With appointments that took effect from 1stOctober, Michael Atkinson and Paul Connolly join current partners, Roger Fox, Dave Ludlam, Clive Odom, Mathew Smethurst-Evan and John Whitaker. Michael first joined Theatreplan as an Associate in April 2014 where he designed the stage and working light control systems as well …

Theatreplan expands into Asia-Pacific with creation of Theatreplan (HK) Ltd

We are pleased to formally announce our  expansion into the Asia-Pacific region with the opening of Theatreplan (HK) Ltd. in Hong Kong.   The new practice, which is already operational, is being managed by our Senior Consultant, Robin Auld. The move follows our success in securing the contract with the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) to provide theatre consultancy …