“Theatre. Drama. The transportation from the everyday otherworldly atmosphere of passion, delight, mystery and surprise. The rejection of gravity of a dancer in flight.
The clash of cymbal and the twang of guitar. Surrounding it all the excitement of the crowd and the barely restrained panic of the back of house.
The show must go on. CCPAC mediates between the real world and the alternate world of the theatre.
Visitors embark on a journey through the new forecourt, dramatic foyer with its potent geometry and exposed structure, into another realm.
The 175 seat theatre, with its deep stage, generous wings, lighting bridges and full control room is supported by a large double height drama studio, dance studio, music studio with sound isolated practice rooms and extensive back of house areas.
The Centre supports training in different theatre and performance technologies through to the opening night extravaganza and the performance itself.
The building opens up to the north, suited for pre-performance gatherings and informal teaching.
The robust fabric of the building, including the consistent steel cladding on significant mass allows for the knocks that occur in a College environment, aids in achieving the complex acoustic requirements and the overall sustainability approach.” Description of the architects.
Client:The Canberra College