Belgrade Theatre

Stanton Williams, Coventry, 2006


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Extension and refurbishment to a Grade II listed 1950s community theatre

The brief was to redesign and refurbish the existing theatre and provided a new 300 seat theatre space, rehearsal room, backstage facilities, entrance and foyer.

Conceived as a sculptural seven-storey structure the new building acts as a catalyst for the cities regeneration. The colour scheme consists of charcoals and bright red incisions with a combination of rough and polished concrete wall surfaces wrapping around the glazed entrance facade. A polycarbonate clad wall conceals the plant and services lighting up at night to form a beacon for the theatre.

Designed to allow easy public access the new building looks to reflect the Belgrade's ambition to be a bold and forward-looking facility.


  • Begun: Jun 2005
  • Completed: Sep 2006
  • Floor area: 2,269m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £6.9M
  • Procurement: PC/Wks/1 Without Quantities
  • Address: Belgrade Square , Corporation St, Town Centre, Coventry, CV1 1GS, United Kingdom

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