Nicosia Municipality - The Cyprus National Theatre
The Cyprus National Theatre

The Cyprus National Theatre


The 550-seat Lyric Theater sits on the site with exposure to the street and garden. Externally, the auditorium volume is the focus of the composition. Internally, the audience embraces the stage to create an intimate theatrical environment. The design minimizes the distance from actor to audience.

The 150-seat New Theater is an open-ended workshop space. Simple galleries ring the room. The stage be can set in the center, at the ends, or to one side of the room. The space can accommodate promenade performances that can extend into the private garden beyond.

A garden courtyard provides light and ventilation to the rear of the foyer. Ramps connect the gallery levels of the two auditoria. Both auditoria combine intimacy and flexibility.