Friday, November 25, 2005

Unicorn Theatre

The Stage's Mark Shenton gets a sneak preview of the new theatre complex in London that is home to Unicorn Theatre for children.
Completed at a cost of £13.7m (of which £9.4m was construction cost), it contains two theatres – the main house Weston (seating 340) and a 120-seater studio, plus rehearsal studio and a purpose-built education space. The Weston offers a flexible thrust-stage configuration with blue bench seating curving round in amphitheatre style, on two levels (with a second circle for technical use only); it reminded me of Hampstead’s new theatre. The studio is simply a versatile black box.

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