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.

The Howard TheatreEckhard Kahle performs on his violin in the 160-seat auditorium.
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The Howard TheatreView from the stage.
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The Howard TheatreOn both galleries, the acoustic curtains allow fine tuning of the auditorium.
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The Howard TheatreBalconies.
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The Howard TheatreNeo-classical auditorium.
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The Howard TheatreEntrance.
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The Howard TheatreOverall hand-drawn design of the building by Quinlan & Francis Terry.
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The Howard TheatreSketch of the long section by Quinlan & Francis Terry.
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Information Sheet

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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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