Stephenson’s film captures the building’s distinctive features, such as red composite cement panels and a cross-laminated timber structure that reference Renaissance ecclesiastical architecture.
Interspersed with architectural shots is footage of the theatre in use, alongside commentary from architect Jonathan Tuckey as well as Chloe Anderson, the school’s head of drama.
Together Tuckey and Anderson discuss the purpose and design of the theatre, which Tuckey said is intended to be “entertaining to an inquiring mind”.
“It was always going to be a theatre principally for the pupils of the school, pupils whose age ranges between five and 12,” Tuckey explained. “So we were very mindful of the age group and the curiosity of their minds in how we put together the building.”
The video is by Jim Stephenson.
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