The Chimelong Theatre + Chimelong Circus Show Theatre
The Chimelong Theatre is a bespoke Circus Show Theatre location in Zhuhai, China, specifically on Hengqin Island. The Theatre had a soft opening on the 26th of July 2019 to a full house of 6700 visitors.
The theatre replaces a previous venue that was damaged by a typhoon in 2016.
The theatre has been planned to be highly efficient for ingress and egress, with visitors entering at ground level and exiting at the level 1 canopy bridge. This allows for a quick change over and increased daily viewing. For emergency purposes the theatre required many protected stair cores that wrapped the theatre, resulting in the undulating façade and exaggerating the curvature of the theatre crown.
The auditorium seating has been design in two rakes separated by a parade route, above which a track carries scenic elements during key moments in the performance requiring a change over. The theatre façade pierces through the raised forecourt bridge down to the covered entry plaza.
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