DEVENTER SCHOUWBURG - THEATRE DEVENTER
Refurbishment and conversion of the entrance and lobby
The Deventer Schouwburg is the city’s stage, the meeting place for producers
and visitors, and as such it’s important that everyone feels welcome. So M+R
designed an open and multifunctional interior. The transparent facade makes the
large lobby on the ground floor seem like a continuation of the public area. With
one theatrical movement the two high revolving doors, which are made of glass,
sweep visitors onto the stage. The bar, cloakroom and restaurant are positioned
in such a way that the lobby can also be used for presentations or receptions
and the like. Also along the stairs there are generous, organically shaped stages/
sitting areas that form an integral part of this area. Large sliding doors allow
the lobby to be used separately, enabling a more efficient use of the theatre.
The style of the lobbies on the first and second floor has been modified and
they have been given a new bar and a raised platform.