The Curve, Leicester
The Curve Theatre is situated on Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre in what is known as the Cultural Quarter, and was designed by architect Rafael Vinoly. It is made of 1,192 tonnes of steel, 4600m2 of glass and is curved, like the name would suggest.
The Curve prides itself on being a state-of-the-art theatre, which offers a new experience for audiences. There are no traditional back stage areas, making it unlike any other theatre. The building has won two prestigious awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects and the ProCon Leicestershire Building of the year award, and also a 1 Star Industry Green certificate, in recognition of it’s environmental strategy. The Curve has two auditoriums, one with a capacity of 800 and the other 350.
A show called Lift Off opened the theatre on 11th November 2008, but it was then officially opened by the Queen on 4th December of the same year.
The theatre is run by the Leicester Theatre Trust (LTT), which is an independent charitable organisation, who previously ran Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre. The Trust is funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and by Leicester City Council.
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