Old Vic temporary theatre, RISE

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We created a unique 200-seat temporary theatre in collaboration with The Old Vic Community Company on Millennium Green, Waterloo. Made from reusable, reclaimed and rented materials the structure was constructed with the help of the Community Company in just seven days. The theatre was designed to be demountable after the final performance with its materials set to find new life through other community projects.
The Old Vic Community Company is London’s largest inclusive community theatre company and was formed in 2013 to bring together Londoners from every background.


As well as performing in the show many of the company worked alongside the scaffolders, set builders, architects and production team to complete the build, making everything from the cladding and box office to the props and signage. The structure was designed to rise above the stage, allowing a second level for the cast and choir to perform.


Date: August 2016

Client: Old Vic New Voices


Corbett & Tasker

Photography: Peter Landers & Pamela Raith



  • Architecture
  • Concept Design
  • Coordinating Consultants
  • Graphic Design
  • Preparation and Briefing


  • Alasdair Ben Dixon
  • Christopher Daniel
  • Holly Barker
  • Jorrin Ten Have
  • Khuzema Hussain
  • Ru Travers
  • Siri Zanelli
  • Tomas Tvarijonas
  • Joe Scragg