Time for a change. Canberra Theatre shortly after its opening in 1965

CANBERRA Theatre’s redevelopment undertaking has acquired 21 submissions from nationwide and worldwide consortia after a request for expressions of curiosity was put out in September to discover a design and technical associate.

As much as three consortia can be shortlisted to take part within the subsequent part of the procurement course of, which is able to run till the primary quarter of 2023.

It’s anticipated that the profitable consortium can be appointed by mid-2023 and the design, public session and approval processes anticipated to take round two years throughout which era design ideas can be launched for suggestions from the neighborhood and different stakeholders.

The short-listed teams can be required to incorporate idea designs for the key redevelopment and enlargement of the Canberra Theatre Centre, which encompasses:

  • a brand new 2000 seat theatre constructing, together with an even bigger stage
  • a serious refurbishment of The Playhouse
  • adapting the present Canberra Theatre to turn into a extra versatile house in a position to host a broad vary of performances, live shows and occasions
  • increasing the Courtyard Studio to accommodate a wider vary of performances and large-scale rehearsals