The design and construction of the “Griffin Really Intimate Theatre’ was undertaken in a busy two weeks in April May 2015. It first use took place in Circular Quay on Saturday 9th May with the hope it will travel more widely throughout the year.
The concept is a the brainchild of RE: Sydney and the Artistic Director of the Griffin, Lee Lewis who intends to give people a very close encounter with Australian Theatre. The experience of being in one of Australia’s most iconic and busiest of public spaces and having this extraordinary artistic experience takes my work as architect to another level. While most probably being the smallest public building in Sydney, the impact of experiencing theatre in that space made it one of its most enlarging. The set builder and sculptor Damien King was responsible for much of the physical reality of turning this concept into something tangible.