Walker's Court, London
The Walker’s Court project involves the redevelopment of one of Soho’s most well-known thoroughfares and Charcoalblue are delighted to be working with Fawn James and her team at Soho Estates to re-imagine The Boulevard Theatre as a state-of-the-art, highly flexible, hard-working venue able to accommodate a rich, mixed programme of music, drama and spectacle alongside offering an exceptional, self-contained rehearsal facility in the heart of London’s West End.
Central to the redevelopment, the theatre will bring kinetic architecture to the fore in an auditorium that revolves to vary the connection to the spaces around it and to the street outside, offering a range of formats that can be tailored to meet the needs of specific productions and users. The combination of a floor-recessed revolve comprising up to five stage elevators and a flown revolve will offer maximum flexibility in this intimate jewel-box of a space.
A bespoke kinetic sculpture visible from the street will animate the main facade of the building and a glazed wall will offer views into the auditorium when in is not in use for theatrical performances.