Friday 11 October 2019

The theatre at Nevill Holt, home to Nevill Holt Opera, wins the 2019 Stirling Prize People's Vote

Nevill Holt Theatre, photo Robert Workman
Nevill Holt Theatre, photo Robert Workman
The only theatre ever to be shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the theatre at Nevill Holt has won the 2019 Stirling Prize People’s Vote with an incredible 28.8%. This online poll has been open to the public since July when the Stirling Prize nominations were first announced.

Completed last year, the new theatre at Nevill Holt within the historic stables (replacing a temporary structure) is the home of Nevill Holt Opera, and the new building has transformed the potential of the young opera company [see my interview with Nicholas Chalmers, artistic director of Nevill Holt Opera, and my review of the production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte there this year].

The new theatre was designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Witherford Watson Mann and theatre designers Sound Space Vision, built by Messenger BCR and supported by the David Ross Foundation.

Nicholas Chalmers and Rosenna East (managing director of Nevill Holt Opera) commented 'We are thrilled to win the popular vote for the Stirling Prize 2019. Our new theatre by Witherford Watson Mann has enabled us to provide uplifting and inspiring musical experiences to thousands of audience and young people this year alone. While bringing new life to a historic building, the new facility has had real impact on all of the students, artists and audiences for whom it was designed.'

No comments:

Post a Comment

Popular Posts this month