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The Design and Construction of the Chichester Festival Theatre

The paper gives a brief history of the development of the Chichester Festival Theatre. It describes how the idea of building it occurred to its founder and gives the reasons whch led to the choice of the open stage as opposed to the proscenium arch. The reasons for the choice of the particular type of structure are given, with special reference to the r61e played by the suspended roof in assisting the stability of the cantilevered auditorium structure. A brief cost analysis of the structure concludes the paper. Charles Weiss