Haworth Tompkins were selected by Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust to carry out a feasibility study for the Playhouse Theatre and Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. The Playhouse is traditional Grade 2* listed building developed from a 1911 music hall. The brief was to restore the listed fabric whilst upgrading the theatre's back of house and technical facilities. A Conservation Management Plan was developed in collaboration with Theatresearch, which resulted in a proposal to open up historic foyers, which were bypassed a 1960s extension. At the same time, new space has been found for a studio theatre and for lively new cafes and bars facing Williamson Square.
Address: Williamson Square, Liverpool
Completion Date: Feasibility 2005
Client: The Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust