Nevill Holt Opera House
A brand new 400-seat opera house in the grounds of a stately home in the Leicestershire countryside.
Race Furniture has been delighted to work on the new Nevill Holt Opera House in its unique historic setting in Leicestershire.
Heralded as an ‘indisputable triumph’ by the press, Nevill Holt combines world-class opera, with award-winning gardens, modern sculpture, panoramic views and gourmet dining. The theatre opened in June 2018 with its inaugural performance of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
The brand new 400-seat opera theatre, set in a 17th-century stable yard, has been designed by RIBA Stirling Prize-winners Witherford Watson Mann in association with theatre consultants, Sound Space Vision.
The building had many challenges as few of the conventional configurations of a theatre were possible. The architects were determined to keep the stone courtyard walls visible as a strong feature of the theatrical space. The height and construction of the balcony makes the rear stalls area feel unusually generous, and even the rearmost seats have a good connection to the stage.
Race Furniture were delighted to work with Witherford Watson Mann and Sound Space Vision on the Nevill Holt Opera House. We have over 70 years’ experience creating theatre projects of distinction in partnership with many of the world’s leading architects and designers.
‘both beautifully detailed and elegantly functional, it radiates an intimate and characterful atmosphere even before a note of music has been heard.’ Telegraph