Djanogly City Academy Theatre

The Djanogly City Academy Theatre is a contemporary 300 seat auditorium located on the school’s Sherwood Rise site, to the north of Nottingham City Centre.  The main auditorium is flexible and multi-purpose, providing  space for year group assemblies, an auditorium for theatre and dance and can be divided using an acoustic sliding screen to create two teaching or rehearsal spaces.  Back of house changing rooms act as dressing rooms and can also be used as sports changing areas.  Technology is industry standard to allow the curriculum to be extended into theatre arts and management.

A generous double height foyer faces the main school building, with an external courtyard to provide social space.  The building is fully accessible with a lift and allocated wheelchair spaces in the auditorium.

At first floor an Information and Computer Technology Suite provides classroom training in IT with state of the art equipment and facilities.  Rooflights provide natural daylighting while avoiding distraction.  Corridors are widened to include socialising spaces with views out.  Materials are robust and hard wearing whilst also sustainable.

Completed at Marsh Grochowski Architects