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Construction of a new BREEAM Excellent iconic 450 seat theatre including state of the art auditorium, audience gallery and over-stage technical bridges to allow for vastly increased seating, staging and rigging flexibility. The theatre has been designed to create a fully accessible building for audience, staff and practitioners with the new auditorium recreating the wide thrust stage of the former Everyman Theatre.

Project Team

Client Liverpool and Merseyside Theatre Trust
Architect/CA Haworth Tompkins
Quantity Surveyor Gardiner & Theobald
Structural Engineer Alan Baxter & Associates
Services Engineer Waterman Building Services


  • RIBA Stirling Prize Winner 2014
  • RIBA National Award 2014
  • RIBA North West Regional Award 2014
  • RIBA North West Building of the Year 2014
  • World Architectural News Award for Performing Spaces 2014
  • Local Authority Building Control Excellence Award – Best Public Service Building 2014 BREEAM Excellent
  • American Institute of Architects UK Honourable Mention

"After nine year’s gestation, Liverpool has a brand new purpose-built theatre of outstanding quality. The selection and use of materials has created an exceptionally tactile building. This is a building that will age gracefully, continually enriched by the patina of daily use. It will both reassure and delight its loyal audience and those discovering this gem for the first time." - RIBA Stirling Prize Citation

"‘Gilbert-Ash and Haworth Tompkins have built a new Everyman that maintains the original building’s unique spirit which can be felt tangibly in the new auditorium’." - Robert Longthorne, Building Development Director, Everyman and Playhouse

"'Absolutely amazing job achieved through an approach not much different from the high quality job we heard about from your Lyric and Causeway referees and are seeing ourselves in Liverpool. What precision." - Mike Cook, GVA Acuity

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