Session 13 | Saturday, 01.6.2013 | 10:00-10:45 | Lecture Hall
The nature of performance is changing. Creative artists are innovating in more ways than ever before, using new technologies in ever more imaginative ways. The economic and political climate is also changing. How will these and other factors influence new concert halls, theatres and opera houses? What impact will these changes have on existing venues – how should they be adapted or refurbished for the future? This talk will start by looking back at the evolution of the concert hall and opera house to put the present in context. It will examine current trends, both in performance and in the design and planning of new and refurbished buildings. It will speculate on future venues for live performance including new technologies, multi-form spaces and the need to create exciting, flexible, creative places that can be built and operate economically.