The Memorial Hall
The Memorial Hall is the principal memorial to Marlborough College’s 749 men who gave their lives in World War I. It was opened by H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught on 23rd May 1925.
The refurbished venue is now a world-class performing arts facility that has been equipped with refurbished stage systems as well as a new foyer, increased capacity, a widened proscenium, improved sightlines, an enlarged stage, new dressing rooms and support spaces.
Flip Tanner, working with FDA led the theatre consultants team providing the stage engineering, stage lighting and seating systems as well as advising on the backstage planning.
Diamond Smitt Architects were the lead designers collaborating with Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt.
The hall is home to a wide range of activities including school assemblies and artistic performances. The space can now be used to great effect for both drama and music, as the acoustics, sightlines, with an enhanced proscenium opening, developed back-of-house facilities, and audience comfort have all been greatly improved.