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Garsington Opera Pavilion
- Begun: Nov 2010
- Completed: May 2011
- Floor area: 2,065m2
- Sector: Arts and culture
- Total cost: £1.8M
- Address: Wormsley Estate, Near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3YE, United Kingdom
- Architect: Snell Associates Architects
- Client: Garsington Opera
- Structural engineer: Momentum
- M&E consultant: Buro Happold
- Acoustic consultant: Sound Space Design
- Theatre consultant: Ian Mackintosh
- CDM coordinator: Gardiner & Theobald
- Approved building inspector : Oculus Building Consultancy Ltd
- Planning consultant: Nathaniel Litchfield & Partners
- Main contractor: Unusual Rigging
- Theatre consultant: Theatreplan
- Theatre consultant: Anne Minors Performance Consultants
- Steel contractor: Sheetfabs
- Fabric roof: Architen Landrell
- Electrical works: Capri Mechanical Services
- Auditorium seating: Race Furniture
- Timber: James Latham
- Glazed entrance screen: Sun Paradise
- Donor Boards: Rankins Glass
- Signage: Glyphics
- Light fittings: Bega
- Radiant heating panels: Solray
- Access lift: Ability Lifting Solutions
- Stage decking: Steeldeck
Steel framed opera pavilion with a semi-exposed environment, designed to be erected and dismantled each season
Due to the landlord’s and planners’ requirements the venue has to be dismantled and moved offsite at the end of every season; the theatre can be erected in less than four weeks, taking as long again to dismantle and remove.
The pavilion’s lightweight steel frame structure uses split pin connections throughout and is enclosed with a fabric envelope.
The lightweight fabric design controls sound reflection, using the convex PVC membrane roof and its sculpted and tilted walls of shiny, clear PVC. An outer roof membrane disperses rain and reduces noise levels by 14 decibels.
The theatre has planning consent for 15 years and sits on a level area surrounded by woodlands, and facing a lake, on leased land in Wormely Park, Buckinghamshire