The Shed

Haworth Tompkins, London, 2013

 

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Temporary theatre next to the National Theatre on the South Bank

The building provides a temporary venue for the National Theatre while the Cottesloe theatre is being refurbished.

The 225-seat auditorium is arranged in a thrust stage configuration, and can be reconfigurable as a theatre in the round, an arrangement which none of the auditoria at the National currently provides.

A temporary foyer has been carved out from the space beneath the National Theatre's external terraces and provides a connection to the existing foyers.

The theatre is clad in red stained rough-sawn softwood and Rodeca panels, with unfinished internal steel members. The highly visible red boarding continues across the felt roof and there are four red corner ventilation towers.

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  • Begun: Sep 2012
  • Completed: Feb 2013
  • Floor area: 628m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Procurement: JCT ICD 11
  • Address: National Theatre, Southbank, London, SE1 9PX, United Kingdom

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