National Theatre of Scotland out to tender

The creation of a new home and creative hub for the National Theatre of Scotland took a major step forward this week as the project went out to tender.  With construction work programmed to start in July 2015, Laurie Sansom, the artistic director at NTS said the development will be; “A place of imagination, learning and play. A space from which we can begin to fulfil our ambitions, not just for the National Theatre of Scotland but for the wider theatre community and the entire nation.”

The redevelopment of a disused industrial shed on Craighall Road will feature four new rehearsal spaces including a dedicated Community Room, for outreach programmes, technical workshops and storage for set design and construction, a wardrobe department and office space.  For the first time all of the departments of the National Theatre of Scotland will be based in one building leading to greater collaboration and creative focus helping to continue NTS’s growth both nationally and internationally.

Located near Speirs Wharf on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal the development will become part of the regeneration of North Glasgow and the burgeoning Culture Quarter in that area.  The design retains the industrial aesthetic of the buildings in the area and is in keeping with the vision for a ‘creative factory’ with robust flexible interior spaces that will allow individual expression and community interventions within them.