City Architecture Office  

Mull Theatre Production Centre


Project Value: £1m
Client : Mull Theatre Company
Design Stage : C - L
2005 to 2008

In 2005 City Architecture Office won the competition to design a new theatre on the island of Mull. Situated near Tobermory within the historic Aros Park, the theatre is orientated to suit the landscaped setting, capture stunning views to mainland Scotland and work with the challenging ground conditions.

The remoteness of the island location has meant that materials needed to be easily transportable and durable. This has informed the structural and external envelope solution.

Our approach understands the client’s aspirations by considering a phased development to form a creative campus that will include theatre, education, music production and performers' accommodation on the site.

The theatre is designed to achieve a flexible performance space that will suit a variety of formats. The technical requirements to achieve this are integrated into the design. The building is highly insulated with the use of natural ventilation linked to an exhaust & air source heat recovery system, with sewage treated in bio-tanks that achieve a self sufficient and sustainable solution.

The design proposals secured European and other public funding.

Mull Theatre Production Centre

Mull Theatre Production Centre