Jellyfish Theatre Takes Shape in London

18 August 2010 (Last Updated August 18th, 2010 18:30)

A salvaged theatre in the heart of Southwark in South London is being rebuilt to become the UK's first theatre built entirely from recycled material. The 100-seat Jellyfish Theatre was built under The Oikos Project from salvaged material including old pallets, disused water cooler bottl

A salvaged theatre in the heart of Southwark in South London is being rebuilt to become the UK's first theatre built entirely from recycled material.

The 100-seat Jellyfish Theatre was built under The Oikos Project from salvaged material including old pallets, disused water cooler bottles and other scraps collected from building sites, struck theatrical sets, and fruit and vegetable palettes.

The project is a collaboration between theatre group The Red Room and charity The Architecture Foundation, and has been built by German architect Martin Kaltwasser.

Upon completion, the theatre will be used to host talks and workshops before plays begin between 26 August and 9 October.

The Jellyfish Theatre is expected to be dismantled by mid October.