TRIBUTE | The Theatre on the Fly

You may remember The Cineroleum. We loved it. And now we’re all about ephemeral, cultural spaces.

As part of the 50th anniversary of the Chichester Festival Theatre, they commissioned the construction of The Theatre on the Fly.

It is an ephemeral building, designed with simple processes and materials by a wide range of volunteers.

It was planed to host a nine-week long season of plays directed by three apprentice directors. 

The idea was to build a space that broke the boundaries between outdoors and indoors, capable of representing both intimate performances and wide dramatic productions in the surrounding parkland.

The place even showed the mechanism normally hidden from view, playing an active role in each performance.

The volunteers ranged between 16 and 68 years old, greatly involved in making a space for the community with limited budget.

You can watch a time-lapse of the whole process, provided by Assemble.