Sutherland Entertainment Centre Designs Finalised
We are excited to share the final designs for the refurbishment of Sutherland Entertainment Centre in southern Sydney. Originally known as the Sutherland Civic Centre, the 40 year old building holds an important place in the collective memory of the Sutherland community.
Working with CHROFI our design aims to re-affirm Peace Park as the civic heart of Sutherland, and make the Entertainment Centre feel as if it is a part of the park.
The redevelopment aims to interpret and complement the existing aggregated brick forms of the theatre while materially linking the building with the adjoining heritage listed church and presenting an appropriate scale to the adjacent Peace Park.
The project includes a 700-person tiered seating section, a new flexible teaching and rehearsal space, a refreshed entry forecourt incorporating a flexible outdoor event space.
The existing black box space and administration building will be repurposed to create a foyer on the ground floor, which could be used for informal shows, large banquets, exhibitions and speaker tours, as well as serving as a space for gathering before and after performances.
The planning documents are on public exhibition until 8 July.