The Vertical Theatre Group
The Vertical Theatre is a new kind of performance space that could be used by all levels of the live entertainment world – from theatre and festivals to global artist tours as well as comedy, circus, and televised events ensuring that the world of live entertainment can thrive in a world reeling from the unprecedented impact of a global pandemic.
- // 2021
- // Theatre
- // Global Concept
The newly established The Vertical Theatre Group announced the launch of The Vertical Theatre, a vision for a ‘future-proof’ live performance venue. This new innovative, tourable, free-standing venue is designed to help guarantee the new future of live entertainment.
The Vertical Theatre Group is optimistic that this venue, which allows for social distancing, will be ready to roll-out later this year with the ambition to have multiple Vertical Theatre venues around the world in due course, to give a much-needed boost to the struggling live entertainment industry.
The Vertical Theatre Group have begun initial discussions with potential partners and are open to conversations from further partners to realise this vision.
This freestanding tourable structure, has a roof to protect the audience and stage from the elements, with optional open sides to allow for optimum airflow and natural ventilation. The audience sits in balconies which can accommodate groups between 4-12 people or designated ‘social bubbles’. Each audience member has an up-close view of the performance space and enjoys a unique VIP experience, bringing more people closer to the artist unlike any other venue.
The Vertical Theatre is modular in size and has the capacity for 1200 – 2400 people (depending on social distancing rules). The venue has the capability to include built-in global streaming capacity and features innovative F&B facilities. Conceived with social distancing and decentralisation of audiences in mind, the Vertical Theatre also creates a space that is fully adaptable for when Covid-19 restrictions are a thing of the past.
“Creativity defines all the artists and partners we work with. At STUFISH, we were excited to see what a new type of cross arts collaboration could produce, as we build a new vision for the future of live entertainment – The Vertical Theatre.”
The Vertical Theatre Group is responsible for further developing the concept and business model for the venture, looking to partner with promoters, local councils, producers, live-streaming companies, merchandise and other commercial and creative entities.
The Vertical Theatre Group founders are STUFISH Entertainment Architects represented by Ric Lipson and Paul Preston; Holly Gilliam, Live Events and Documentary Producer; Katy Lipson, Theatre Producer; Jake Berry, Production Director; Robert Delamere, Director and Digital Theatre Founder.
Their main goal was to provide a commercially viable space for live entertainment now, in a world of social distancing.
The Vertical Theatre Group founders
“We are devoted to the vital importance of arts and culture. We believe they are an essential part of human experience, of what makes us who we are. We are very excited to be able to bring this innovative new venue offering to the live entertainment world at this pivotal moment for the future of the arts.’’
For More information about the Vertical Theatre concept or how you might work with us to create a Vertical Theatre in your city or for your events, please get in touch.