G-Live Performing Arts Centre

G-Live Performing Arts Centre

Scheme name: G-Live Performing Arts Centre
Practice: Austin-Smith:Lord
Client: Guildford Borough Council
Photographer: Andy Matthews

This replacement for the old Guildford Civic Hall occupies a steeply sloping site and acts as an ‘anchor’ to the upper end of Guildford High Street. A diagonal public route passes the cafe, dips under the theatre auditorium, towards the studio theatre and park, encouraging the varied use of the foyer spaces throughout the day.

The venue provides a performance venue for everything from classical music to rock, from comedy to ice shows, conferencing to banqueting – as well as a home for the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra.