UK Theatre to Open in October

3 July 2011 (Last Updated July 3rd, 2011 18:30)

The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, UK, is scheduled to open in October following a two-year building project. The £25.6m theatre was designed by Keith Williams Architects. The new theatre contains a 1,200-seat auditorium, flytower and orchestra pit, a 150-seat second space,

The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, UK, is scheduled to open in October following a two-year building project.

The £25.6m theatre was designed by Keith Williams Architects.

The new theatre contains a 1,200-seat auditorium, flytower and orchestra pit, a 150-seat second space, cafes and bars, and rehearsal and backstage facilities.

A triple-level glass foyer unites all the public spaces and auditoria, functioning as a crystal ribbon during the day and transforming into a blade of light in the night.

Marlowe Theatre also features a riverside walk and a piazza.