The Howard Theatre, Cambridge

New neo-classical auditorium with proscenium stage — modelled on the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds — for chamber and amplified music, theatrical productions and conferences.

Eckhard Kahle performs on his violin in the 160-seat auditorium.
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View from the stage.
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On both galleries, the acoustic curtains
allow fine tuning of the auditorium.
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Neo-classical auditorium.
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Overall hand-drawn design of the building
by Quinlan & Francis Terry.
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Sketch of the long section
by Quinlan & Francis Terry.
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Information Sheet


Location   University of Cambridge, England.

Project Cost   £9.4 million (approximately 11 million €).

Time Frame   Design 2006-2007. Construction 2008-2009. Completion January 2010.

Owner   The Howard Foundation D.C., United Kingdom.

Architect(s)   Quinlan & Francis Terry LLP Architects, England.

Theatre Planner(s)   Theatre Project Consultants, United Kingdom.

Seat Count   160-seat neo-classical performance space with proscenium stage.

Uses   The Auditorium is used for conferences, concerts (chamber and amplified music), and theatrical productions.

Services   Comprehensive acoustics consulting services from early design to commissioning of the completed building.

Team   Thomas Wulfrank, project manager, Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics.

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