Edward Alleyn’s School in Dulwich
The Croft Theatre is a professional performance space at Edward Alleyn’s School in Dulwich. Designed by award-winning architects van Heyningen and Haward at a total cost of £12.5 million, the theatre boasts the latest technology and can seat an audience of 350. It will also be used by the National Youth Theatre, which was founded at Alleyn’s in 1956 by Michael Croft. Fifty years later, the school and the NYT have launched many dramatic careers including Colin Farrell, Jude Law and Samuel West.
Lang+Fulton designed and supplied the roof-top screening to obscure the extensive air conditioning and service plant.
Detailed fabrication drawings were submitted for approval as the 1850mm high panels, 7 single and 2 double-leaf doors had to be individually sized to fit around the piping and ductwork. These were made from Italia-80 providing 80% visual screening and extended to an overall length of 53 metres.
Architect: van Heyningen & Haward