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Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion
University of York University of York £16m 2010

Project details

One of four academic buildings forming part of the Heslington East Campus at the University of York. The building for the department of theatre, film and television offers a full range of up-to-date technical facilities designed to professional standards including a variety of performance spaces. The facility includes two fully equipped TV studios with control rooms, a 150-seat screening room equipped to modern cinema standards with digital projection and Dolby surround sound, a flexible black box theatre space doubling as a shooting stage for film and TV work, and a 200 seat ‘Scenic Stage’ theatre.

Brief

  • promote integration between film, television and theatre students
  • create a bright and airy working environment

Results

  • a central foyer providing informal performance space and meeting areas
  • shared teaching facilities that can be accessed by a series of linking bridges and a dramatic linear staircase
  • naturally ventilated office, study and teaching spaces

Integrated services

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