Clifftown Theatre & Studios
Built in 1865, with its magnificent gothic bell tower and stunning fascia, Clifftown United Reformed Church has been one of the finest sites in Southend for over a century. It was purchased by the University of Essex in 2008 and has now been transformed into a stunning state-of-the-art theatre and performance space, incorporating 5 large studios, 2 seminar rooms, a wardrobe department, props store and workshop, foyer bar and a state-of-the-art, 200-seat theatre.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – Design Awards 2009
The building has been awarded a ‘Conservation Award’ via the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Design Awards 2009, with particular praise given to the ‘subtle integration into the street-scene, the intimate theatre space and the care taken to retain and record historic features’. Clifftown Theatre & Studios has given rise to a diverse range of shows, workshops, summer schools, community events and professional touring productions, and is home to the world renowned East 15 Acting School.
To meet the ‘state-of-the-art theatre’ requirements, whilst adhering to the need for sympathetic integration into this historic building, Marquee AV were appointed to design, install and commission the theatre’s AV Infrastructure, including BOH and FOH Paging, Stage Managers System, Cue Lights, and Catalyst Video projection.
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