The Pop Up Globe
Working closely with Pop Up Globe and Camelspace, Thorburns completed the structural design for the Pop Up Globe in 2016. The worlds first replica of Shakespeare`s London Theatre provides seating for 550 people and standing space for 300 people. The theatre is 26m in diameter with 3 levels of seating constructed with Layher scaffolding forming the structural skeleton. After a hugely sucessful season the theatre returns in February 2017 popping up at Ellerslie. The theatre has a new structural steel roof covering half the theatre designed to be constructed on the ground and lifted in place. Several new features have been added including 3 storey Jacobean style stage front, hand painted coved ceiling with light well and larger stage.