Nicholas Hare Architects has been appointed by UCL to overhaul and renew the Bloomsbury Theatre. Built in 1968 to the designs of James Cubitt & Partners, the theatre’s 550-seat auditorium will be entirely but sensitively refurbished as part of the project, with new technical and services infrastructure that will help drive a more inclusive and far-reaching programme. Construction is expected to start later this year, with the theatre due to reopen in Autumn 2018.
UCL Culture said,
“The Theatre, which prior to closure had gained a reputation in many fields, will celebrate its fiftieth year by unveiling an expertly restored, significantly upgraded venue. This cutting-edge revamp will give student societies and productions the full benefits of a 21st century theatre and create the opportunity for collaboration between academics, artists, performers, directors and companies.“
James Eades, Partner, Nicholas Hare Architects said,
“We enjoy engaging with forward-thinking clients, the challenge of tricky existing buildings, and extending our expertise in successful theatre projects. For us, working with the UCL team to reinvigorate the Bloomsbury Theatre is an ideal opportunity.”