The Quarry Theatre at St Luke's

Whilst at Foster Wilson Architects Matthew was responsible for this project which involved the restoration and extension of a Grade II Listed redundant 19th Century Moravian church and an adjoining 18th Century Minster’s House to produce a new performing arts centre for Bedford School and the local community, comprising a 300 seat galleried courtyard theatre, a foyer bar, offices and a studio theatre.

The theatre is a flat-floored flexible studio space created by inserting a new steel structure within the volume of the existing church, which allows the existing interior features to read through the new insertion.