Hull Truck Theatre


“It’s not only about the bricks and mortar, it’s about the character of the place”   John Godber, Playwright Hull Truck Theatre 


John Godber, the leading playwright, was clear in his requirements for the new home for Hull Truck Theatre Company: a building “rooted in Hull” that resonates clearly with “the broader historical, architectural, and cultural context”. We tried to deliver just that. Brick was used to situate the theatre amid the grand warehouses of Hull, while a foyer containing bars and café are prominently displayed in the window within, all three enveloped by the warm brick skin that forms the building’s exterior. Performance spaces have innovative environmental solutions – the main auditorium seats 450 and the flexible studio theatre which holds 150 use passive ventilation and low-energy heating methods. 

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