Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Milton Court

London, UK

Milton Court is a new state-of-the-art performance and additional teaching space for the GSMD. We’ve helped to create a flexible and professional 608-seat concert hall for the school, giving it the largest capacity of all the conservatoires in London. We worked closely with the client and design team to carefully design the hall to accommodate solo, chamber, orchestral and full-size symphony performances. It’s also fitted out with the latest audio and digital broadcast systems and has fully adjustable acoustics to make sure it meets the demanding acoustic needs of the different performances that will take place there.

The development also houses a multi-level 227-seat theatre, designed with a traditional proscenium arch and fully automated power flying, which will give students an experience akin to that of working in a professional theatre environment. These main spaces are complimented by an adaptable studio theatre, three major rehearsal rooms with sprung floors, and a TV studio suite.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Milton Court
Credit: Morley von Sternberg/RHWL Architects
Credit: Morley von Sternberg/RHWL Architects
Credit: Morley von Sternberg/RHWL Architects
Owner

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Architect

RHWL Architects

Acoustician

Arup Acoustics

Users

Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Academy of Ancient Music, and local and regional arts groups

Seat count

608, 227

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Educational, Concert hall, Drama theatre, Flexible theatre, Studio theatre

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment systems design

Completion

2013

Venue website

gsmd.ac.uk/about_the_school/mi...

Credit: Morley von Sternberg/RHWL Architects
Credit: Morley von Sternberg/RHWL Architects
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Milton Court
Credit: Alex Brenner

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