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The Cochrane Theatre is a proscenium arch theatre in the centre of London with an audience capacity of 314 which was built in 1963 by London County Council, who were persuaded by Jeannetta Cochrane of the need for a Theatre for use by Theatre Design students at Central School of Art.
The Stage is an 8x8.5m performing space with a sprung floor and a counter-weight flying system. The Orchestra pit can hold up to 20 musicians. We also have a workshop and paint-frame.
The Theatre has presented Peter Brooks' Theatre of Cruelty season. In 1965 Joe Ortons' Loot had it's premiere at the venue. Ballet Rambert made its home here for several years as did the National Youth Theatre and most recently Talawa.
In the last 18 months The Cochrane has seen its audience figures rise by 50% together with increasing critical success as Time Out's critic choice for Swollen Tongues and Guardian four star reviews for Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. The London Premiere of The Gondoliers and its West End Transfer. The Barclay Stage Award for best children's show - Tom's Midnight Garden. Since its debut a year ago, Comedy @ the Cochrane has established itself as one of the most important venues for Sketch show double act comedy.
CTC is a receiving house which aims to present all aspects of the performing arts within a proscenium arch. To challenge the preconceptions of the space and the definitions of theatre. To re-discover the fundamental forms and to embrace new technologies. To encourage a London wide audience to experience live theatre through the presentation of a mixed programme.
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