A revitalised space that delivers artistic vision
Hall for Cornwallby DJ Newman Joinery
Hall for Cornwall is Cornwall’s main theatre, located in the 175-year old Grade II* listed former City Hall building in Truro. It recently underwent a £26 million, 3-year renovation project to increase its audience capacity, conserve and restore its important heritage elements and bring them into better use.
The new, three-tiered theatre space now enables the organisation to deliver their artistic vision and provide a new dynamic relationship between performer and audience.
DJ Newman Joinery Limited was selected to manufacture and install most of the joinery involved, as well as to renovate the external windows and doors, and they chose Hewins for the supply of oak for this project.
The new auditorium, with 1,262 seats and 83 standing positions, is seen as an open space sitting within the granite box of the original marketplace walls. The back façade of the City Hall and the Back Quay building is visible from within the theatre space and the auditorium design has open edges allowing views through and across the space.
In the daytime, and during set up, these views will allow glimpses into the theatre world; for comedy nights and rock and pop gigs the openness and standing positions will create a lively atmosphere. For drama and classical music the shutters come down and the auditorium can be absolutely focussed on the performance.
Fresh Sawn Oak