A nineteenth century horse riding arena in Kraków was converted into a theatre and library garden by Polish studio Ingarden & Ewý. The resulting structure has the feeling of a wide open horse riding arena but the intimacy required fora a theatre.
The unusual Jimbocho Theatre designed by Nikken Sekkei in Japan looks so futuristic and modern that it could have been pulled straight out of a Batman movie.
The small theatre was built on a 300 sq metre plot and holds 100 seats, 126 seat rehearsal theatre and a showroom.
NO99 Straw Bale Theatre in Tallinn, the largest city in Estonia, was a temporary theatre built by a group of Estonian artists to celebrate Tallinn’s status as 2011 European Capital of Culture. The straw bale theatre was built by the artists above an old fortified hilltop, a site that used to host Soviet troops at a Summer theatre, before it was abandoned twenty years ago.
The NO99 Straw theatre consisted of a stepped tunnel that lead to a rectangular hall, with the walls of stacked straw bales held together by trusses.