The Playhouse sits on the edge of a world heritage site and as such any works to the building require close liaison with the city planning department to ensure appropriateness. From the outset it was our intention to reinforce the character and form of the building and where possible make reference to original features within our design.
The signage was replaced across the whole building, our initial sketch concept based upon an old photograph was turned into glorious reality by Brian Mack of SNL solutions. Brian is a genius when it comes to signage and in particular the engineering side to make sure that things last. Very important on a premier events venue in the heart of the capital.
Around the main entrance we reintroduced linear bars, apparent in our historical photograph which appear white during the day but they colour change at night in sequence with other elements across the facade to give a dynamic and themed look to the theatre matching the performances of the day.