Last year, the City of Parramatta approved the next phase of its redevelopment of the Riverside Theatres venue located on the banks of the Parramatta River.
According to ArchitectureAU, “the redevelopment will feature a new 1,350 to 1,400-seat lyric theatre, a refurbished 760-seat riverside playhouse theatre, a new 430-seat multi-mode drama theatre, and an 80 to 90-seat digital studio and cinema. The venue will have more than double the capacity of the existing theatre.”
Since August, a design competition has been underway for the redevelopment, and the finalists were recently announced -- five all-star lineups.
The lead architectural practices in the running are ARM Architecture, Cox, Durbach Block Jaggers Architects, Wardle, and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, with countless other impressive practices forming members of their teams.
Although the designs are yet to be released, it will be exciting to see how this iconic space is reimagined for its next lifecycle!