Gaiety Theatre, Ayr
Austin-Smith:Lord led the design team for the full refurbishment of the CategoryB Listed Gaiety Theatre, Ayr completed in 2016.
The work has been carried out over two phases. The first focussed on front-of-house audience facilities and the second rejuvenated the auditorium interior back to its Edwardian splendour with subtle colours and new seating all in keeping with the intimate interior.
The Gaiety auditorium is quite unique and one of the most important provincial working and teaching theatres in Scotland.The auditorium was originally designed by Alexander Cullen, acclaimed local Scottish architect from the practice of Cullen, Lockhead and Brown of Hamilton and was opened in 1903.
Image credit: Guy Hinks
Over eight years ago, Ayr Gaiety Partnership dreamt about this day. I am overwhelmed and delighted by the response we’ve received from our local and national partners and members of the community who continue to support us as we step into our next chapter.
Jeremy Wyatt – Gaiety Theatre Chief Executive (on reopening the newly refurbished theatre)
CLIENT: AYR GAIETY PARTNERSHIP
SERVICE: CONSERVATION, ARCHITECTURE, INTERIORS
SECTOR: ARTS & CULTURE
CONTRACTOR: WORKSMART LTD
STRUCTURES: GROSSART & ASSOCIATES
SERVICES: IRONS FOULNER
COST CONSULTANT: ARMOUR COST CONSULTANTS