A clear building with two intimate venues

In September 2010, Queen Beatrix opened the new Schouwburg Amphion. This theatre has excellent logistics for public, artists and staff streams. The loading area (3 trucks) is centrally positioned between the two auditoria, serving both on the same floor level. The classical large auditorium with proscenium arch is particularly intimate, even with the number of seats it houses and the small auditorium is an improved copy of its successful predecessor. The thrust stage layout of the moveable seating system allows for direct contact between actor and audience. Both venues have natural daylight on stage, which easily can be darkened for a performance.

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  • Client Schouwburg Doetinchem
  • Architect Mecanoo architecten
  • Project

    New city theatre with a large auditorium (864 seats) and small auditorium (300 seats)

  • Awards

    Chicago Athenaeum Europe International Architecture Award 2011.

    Theater van het Jaar Prijs, 2012.

  • Date of completion September 2010

Schouwburg Amphion, Doetinchem

Scope of work Theateradvies®

Logistics, auditorium design, public facilities, electrical and mechanical installations.

The fly system and elevators for both auditoria including grid and winch spaces, lighting bridges, lighting positions, seating plan, telescopic seating system, AV equipment and drapery.

European Tender for seating and flying equipment, AV equipment and drapery.

Management, planning and budget control.